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by Busted Bricks
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Becoming a loco manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Becoming a loco manufacturer

10mm steel and 2mm alu (probably up to 3mm but I have only tried 2mm so far).
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cardboard railway
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Cardboard railway

I seriously considered making a complete 32mm or 45mm railway set some years ago - laser cut from plywood. Very simple electric loco and a couple of simple goods vans. Dropped the idea as I considered the market to be tiny for something like that.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another rc system for the PLR
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Another rc system for the PLR

WIfi and Bluetooth also operate around the 2.4GHz band,
by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4021

Re: The Circle Line

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Join us (in a zombie toned voice)...
Tempted but would probably go 7 1/4" if that were the case. I have close to 2.5 acre land to build on. Affording track would be an issue but I would probaly weld it up from rectangular lengths of steel. Then there is the lack of spare time.....
by Busted Bricks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

For a sec I thought you were using lager for lubrication..... ;)
by Busted Bricks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Chains

At £71.82 for 300mm the 4mm pitch chain is a bit on the expensive side. About 12 times more than 03C-1. Of course if you need it, you need it.
by Busted Bricks
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Chains

What pitch is the slo-mo chain?

3mm pitch in roller chain would be custom made to order and therefore very expensive.

I know of 3.73mm pitch chain but I have not yet gathere up the courage to ask for the price:
http://www.diamondchain.co.uk/micro-pit ... UhR_-gzaUk
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Chains

The chain on the Regner locos is smaller than 03C-01 and I have yet to find out where it comes from. However I suspect it is hideously expensive as anything that isn't made in large quantities is.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Very nice! A taller chimney and a Hunslet style open cab would look good on it.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Chains

Many people have used them on their locos. They are also used to link the wheel pairs on diesels. More than strong enough at the scales we model in. The BAGRS project loco made use of ladder chain: http://www.panyo.com/project/index.htm "Denver" also uses ladder chain: http://sidestreet.info/locos/l...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Chains

Bicycle chains are roller chains. Ladder chain is the brass chain on the left in the picture. AFAIK the only manufacturer of ladder chain is Hale Bros. in USA.
by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Chains

I went out on a limb and ordered 20 meters of 03C-1 roller chain from China along with a lot of joining links. 03C-1 at 4.7625mm pitch is the smallest commercially available (affordable) roller chain that I know of. It may look a little too big on 16mm scale locos but should be OK on 7/8ths scale lo...
by Busted Bricks
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Derogatory terms

I consider it it toys. Anything that I don't depend on to make a living is essentially a toy. What does annoy me is when people call a locomotive a "train" - I have to restrain myself not to educate them on the difference. I was once told off for calling myself "a cheap b*****d" on an American moder...
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free CAD systems
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Free CAD systems

I have my own CO2 laser for wood/plastic and fiber laser cutter for steel and metals :D
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free CAD systems
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Free CAD systems

It's all easy as long as there are dimensions ;) It's more a matter of how much time is involved as that always seem to be in short supply.