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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/14/2021 :  6:11:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very well done, Larry. I really like the look of your belts.

Mike



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Hopeless
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Posted - 02/14/2021 :  8:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, I guess it is to late now but in the picture you just posted there should be a second pully on the shaft, an idler pully, next to the one with the belt on it. It is the only way to turn the machine off when not in use. The belt shifter moves the belt onto the second pully which is not attached to the line.

Roland



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deemery
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Posted - 02/14/2021 :  9:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's a good picture of a belt shifter here (page down to #DP33)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Rick
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  07:26:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That belt and everything else really does look good.


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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  09:11:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry looking good!

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/15/2021 :  12:20:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael thank you. So far the belts have turned out well.

Roland thank you for the explanation. How were the "cone pulleys" treated for idlers; just a single pulley or another cone. Just curious.

Rick thank you for the compliments; much appreciated.

Dave thanks I'll check the belt shifter out.

Jerry thank you. Maybe it will help you decide on what material to use for your belts.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  1:13:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here you go Larry. This is how the machine shop I have would be set up, when I get to it!!









Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Larryc
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  2:55:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you for the diagrams. That's a lot of fiddly bits!! I may possibly be able to slide the shaft to the left, into the addition area, and add an idler pulley for the steam engine and drill press as well as the cone pulley on the right but that would be about it. When I drilled out all of the line bits I did make sure that the holes were big enough so that the pulleys would slide easily along the shaft. If I can get that much extra on the line shaft, I think that I'll have to be satisfied with that. This is good knowledge for any future projects of this type. Thanks again.

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deemery
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  4:20:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recall seeing much simpler belt shifters, that were just 3 pieces of wood. One is the long piece that pivots at the top, where the other end is controlled by the operator. The others are attached at right angles with the belt running between them. When the operator moves the long lever, the two "paddles" push the belt to the other pulley.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  5:07:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry I hope you can read this otherwise I can send it to you.

This the Western Scale Models did his.







Jerry

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Larryc
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  6:36:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave thanks; that sounds like a simpler solution and could be modeled.

Jerry thank you. If I can't read them then I can download the photo and make them larger in my photo viewer on the computer.

Thanks guys you have given me something to think about before I go any further on the Shop. May as well do it the right way.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  10:02:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry forgot to tell you the Western Scale one which I posted last. That is using the wood that Dave was talking about.

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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railman28
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  11:03:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Love what you're doing here. It's looking great.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Larryc
Crew Chief



Posted - 02/16/2021 :  09:56:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thanks for the info; looks simple enough to model.

Bob thank you for the nice compliment. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by.


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Philip
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  10:16:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Having erector set flashbacks seeing those belts. They had power transmission similar to those illustrations.
Carry on!

Philip



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