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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 01:21 pm
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Howdy Woodie :cb:


Now THAT'S one way of dealin' with 'em !! :mex:



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I have got the nice R.C. car gear-wheel, installed on the Dinky crane/car combo.

Still to do some pix. though.


I gotta say, I spent a ton of time looking at & 'guesstimating' the size/appearance of various gears.

The main barrier for many I looked at, was shear COST of most of the gears I saw.


Then I saw this one.





This gear is 43mm in diameter & has 80 teeth.

It looked good & the price was RIGHT !

So I took a £2 inc. P&P gamble !!


It paid off.

The thickness is OK & the teeth look 'believable' in 1:35, could be good in 1:24 as well.

The profile at the edge & casting-like 'oles, mean it begs to be 'on show', not hidden.


There was another slightly bigger one available also.

This one is 46mm in diameter & has 85 teeth.

The 43mm 80T arrived a while back, I just ordered the bigger one yesterday, for some build variety between cranes.





Anyone who's interested in these for a build, can search '80T (or 85T) R.C. car gear' & find them.

I've seen these for sale at 10x the price I paid, but you can find them at £2 inc. P&P as well.



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Si, that's a very nice gear. Remember my old Brownhoist? I found a plastic screw-on top for some mayo and since it had "teeth" on the sides, I sawed it down to make the big gear under the cab. Well, you can see a "gear" under there and if anybody picks the model up to examine it, that may be the last thing they "examine" on this earthly plane!

But, a very nice gear you found. BTW, there are nice gears that go on r/c copters also. It helps to live near a hobby store that stocks lots of crap like that.
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I concur with WC, on taking a look at RC helicopter/ aircraft and cars for gears. I visited a collapsed ore mill the past weekend, lots of shaft mounted gearing sticking up
amongst the timbers. Perhaps one day I will use up my collection of stir sticks & bits and pieces and model something along the lines of it.
Got a deal on yet another shovel at my LHS, to add to Round TOIT list!. Like I needed yet another one?. Maybe a 1/35 conversion in the future?.

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Si :  Are your shiny £2 quid gears above made of Real Metal (TM) or 'orrible plastic ?

Regards,    Michael

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" I found a plastic screw-on top for some mayo and since it had "teeth" on the sides,
I sawed it down to make the big gear "


Howdy Woodie :cb:


I remember that & also Duane finding a good plastic top for his extractor & tank dome.

I do have the occasional 'bottle-top shop' at the supermarket !

For sure, there are numerous interesting shapes on various products. L:


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" I concur with WC, on taking a look at RC helicopter/ aircraft "


Hi Ken :wave: Eh!


I have checked out some helicopter gears.

Interesting sizes & many smaller teeth as well.

I recall WC used a big un, for his 1:35 rotary ore-dumper. :cool:


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" Are your shiny £2 quid gears above made of Real Metal (TM) "


Hi Michael :mex:


They are intended as high-spec super-light 'racing gears', for BIG scale R.C. cars, I think.

They are anodized aluminium, presumably of a very hard alloy, like bicycle chainsets.

Of course, mine isn't even gonna get to 1-RPM, unless Wolfy really CRANKS IT ! :shocked:



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R/C heli gears? These big boys were made for large scale copters. They are made of tough plastic and I had to cut out the mounts and other bits to have just the gears. They are large enough for a 1:35 rotary, which worked. The gears are now part of a large rotary refractory (?) device used in smelters. A pair of r/c car metal pinions drove these, the whole thing powered by an r/c plane servo. There, I covered almost the entire r/c hobby except for boats.

Somewhere out there is a 10 minute video of an ops session with the rotary, Facebook or somewhere. Crafty puter searchers can maybe find it.
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Howdy Woodie :cb:



Great photo of the mechanism, I don't think I've seen that picture before.

I always wondered how the cars were both switched in & stayed held on the rails.

Nice idea with the special 'L'-girder rail sections.



I'd love to have a go at one myself.

Plenty to do here though before starting any more big projects.

But it would be cool, perhaps even a smaller one for some mining 4-wheelers.



I have now managed to get 3 vintage 'Tri-ang' unloading bridges.

These are designed to dump ore from the operating drop-bottoms, which I have a few of now as well.

They need a bit of 'up-scaling', but are a dead-ringer in size/profile for a Gilpin style 1:35n2 ore-car.



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From the 1958 'Tri-ang Railways' 4th catalogue.





I have managed to find quite a few of these operating ore-cars now, a dozen plus at the last count. :)

Plenty for any small mining operation I'm likely to come up with. :thumb:



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An original Colorado & Southern drawing of a Gilpin Tram ore-car.






An amazing likeness in length, width & height ! :shocked:

A quick going over with the 1:35 scale-rule ...

... shows ALL 3 dimensions, are within a very few millimeters !! :)



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GO FOR IT!

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