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 Posted: Sat Jan 23rd, 2016 04:32 pm
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A while ago I asked about tools for my Bachmann On30 Porter, in particular a wrench for the Side Rod Bolts.

I was given many good ideas and places to find tools by members.

Given that the 3mm bolts are close to 1/8 I checked my local hardware store first (they don't have a lot of metric). The tool set they had (set of wrenches, etc) was $ 26.00, being poor I wasn't going to pay that for a bunch of tools I don't need to get one I do need.

So, this was my solution based on assorted suggestions here and other places (see photos for details)



1. 10/24 X 1.5 Button Head Socket Cap Screw that fits 1/8 Allen wrench
(gets in spaces better and can be filed down easier than regular Socket Head)

2. 10/24 Wing Nut, 10/24 Nut and a #10 Internal Star Washer.

3. Small High Power Dot Magnet (to be added later)



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Thats a novel and cheap solution, hex nut runners can be expensive but I bought a few that I needed via eBay and a sensible price; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3mm-8mm-Repair-Tools-Hex-Socket-Wrench-Screw-Driver-Nut-Key-Screwdriver-1pcs-/331545952779?var=&hash=item4d31adc20b:m:mxlDSiJv88oWstsXHQd1pcA



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Hey, that works!



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Hi Trev, yes, I'll find a proper driver set at some point that's not too pricy.
But I made this for a dollar and I can limit myself to two finger torque 😁



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Works like a dream really and two finger use helps prevent over torquing too.

Thanks, Kitbash 😁



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Cool its works!!



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Just remember...The Mothers of Invention were born of necessity.....or something like that.
This is a great idea, once again showing that the price of the tools aren't what makes a useful tool. Well done..

Woodie-as cheap as it gets.



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Dawg wrote:
Cool its works!!


Yup, works like a charm 😁



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W C Greene wrote:
Just remember...The Mothers of Invention were born of necessity.....or something like that.
This is a great idea, once again showing that the price of the tools aren't what makes a useful tool. Well done..

Woodie-as cheap as it gets.


Super cheap 😃👍



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my version, 10-32 bolt, brass tubing & top from old cheap screwdriver.




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