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Ensign
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Posted - 12/05/2019 :  10:43:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, it would be a shame to use a regular chain that doesn't fit on your gears properly, on such a great looking model.
Have you tried looking at miniature motorcycle or bicycle chains?
I know they make them, because I have some miniature bicycles with tiny little chains on them.

Greg



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BigLars
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Posted - 12/07/2019 :  08:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry that is a fantastic model. If you have not glued the sockets on yet, could you swap the rear wheel from the side of the tractor that will not have a chain with the gear on that is the different size?


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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  3:46:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Jerry that is a fantastic model. If you have not glued the sockets on yet, could you swap the rear wheel from the side of the tractor that will not have a chain with the gear on that is the different size?



I just re-visited this thread, and Larry you are a genius. If all else fails, that is the only solution here. Why didn't I think that idea up first.



Louis
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  5:40:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There glued on forever!

I've tried three different chains no luck. I still can't believe that he never fixed that.


Jerry

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  6:54:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, I found this one on the WWW and the chain is definitely "faked" on there.






Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/17/2020 6:54:57 PM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  6:55:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

There glued on forever!

I've tried three different chains no luck. I still can't believe that he never fixed that.



I know this isn't what anyone would want to do, however, could you possibly take a hacksaw and cut off the gear from the drum, and cut off the left tractor wheel. Then insert a pin into the drum shaft with a new axle for the re-placement gear? Just grasping at ideas and solutions here Jerry.



Louis
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Craig H
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  7:28:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One way is to have someone do a Cad drawing and print something like a new sprocket and chain that will work


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  8:25:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Craig H

One way is to have someone do a Cad drawing and print something like a new sprocket and chain that will work



Now that's an idea!!


Jerry

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/28/2020 :  8:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay so this is the way it happened.

Frank Palmer being the friend that he is came out with a great idea.

He made safety discs for the gears so you can see the chain between the gears and I don't have to worry about the chain sitting perfectly on the gears.

I only have done the one side will do the other over the weekend. But it's done.

Thank you Frank.




Jerry

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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  09:38:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great solution to your problem. Frank comes through once again!


Louis
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  10:53:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, I didn't realize there were 2 sides. Good thing I sent you spares. Did you make a slit in the disk to get it over the shaft on the inside ones?

Frank

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  11:05:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mighty fine solution. Frank must have done some cog-itating.

Itís a beautiful model.

Mike



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Craig H
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  11:25:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, I cant see the difference in the pictures??


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  11:39:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lois, Mike your right when it comes to solutions Mr. Palmer is right on top of it.

Craig you can't see the disks all you can see now is chain between the gears.

Frank I didn't put the inside ones on yet and yes I'll have to cut them to get them on.
But it works fine I can put the model out of harm's way for now.


Jerry

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Rick
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  11:55:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats to Frank for a brilliant solution.

Jerry, any chance of a better picture?
I think I see what you did, but a better picture would help.
Thanks.



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