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 Posted: Fri Jan 26th, 2018 12:09 am
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Reg H
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I am always looking for ways to hold pieces in place while gluing, trial fitting, minor shaping, etc.

Guy at the Pacific Science Center train show was building some stuff at his booth and using Legos as jigs.  

Worked like a champ.

A "hack" I will be using.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 26th, 2018 02:35 am
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Hi Reg. :wave:



An old friend of mine uses lots of hidden LEGO bricks, to structure actual models around.

Not only are they perfectly 'square', but can easily be MEKed solid, since they are made from A.B.S.

With the zillions of shapes & sizes available, they have a great many uses.

Cheap for a job-lot on eBay as well.



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Hi Reg :wave:



Have you been able to rustle up some LEGO bricks ? ? ???





I need a 'counterweight' for one of my crane-BASHes at the moment.



I used a bunch of LEGO bricks years ago ...

... as an easy to assemble & take apart mould ...

... to cast some simple plaster blocks. :cool:



Might just try casting a 'concrete' counterweight out of plaster for that car build, from a LEGO mould.

More news at 11   .   .   .



What are you thinking of doing with the LEGO bricks Reg ? ? L:



:brill:



Si.



Is anyone else using LEGO for any interesting modeling purposes ? ? :us:



Google says a LEGO brick can be re-used 37,112 times !

Enough for a few jobs I guess. :shocked:


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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 10:37 pm
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Si:

If I am sneaky I can get my hands on enough for my purposes. 

I haven't been in the model shop much lately, or worked on the layout.

I have been working, catching up on "honey-dos, or puttering in the machine shop.

I usually post some about the machine shop work on Facebook.  If you FB you could search for me under "Reg Hearn".  I am working on a horizontal mill engine at the moment.  1" bore by 2" stroke.  At least I think the stroke is 2".  I haven't started on the crank yet. The cylinder is finished and I am working on the crosshead guide.

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