Apologies for the gap between posts, I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year?
Anyway, to bring everyone upto speed with what I have been upto here are some bits and pieces...
1. City of Truro
The chassis sideframes were machined from some 0.5mm thick PCB on a CNC machine to get them all parallel and stuff and the spacers were treated to a similar treatment albeit from some thick brass. The chassis has a 38:1 worm and wheel with the worm shaft supported by a couple of ball races. There is still plenty to do but I have moved forward quite a bit.
Other bits and bobs...
3. I recently attended the St Albans show and took along a selection of my 2mm bits to show people. Once again it was a fantastic show and I really enjoyed myself. Unfortunately this was spoilt somewhat by some comments on a popular forum under a thread title regarding the show. The comments were made in regards to the same demos being at the show and how they should be changed. I do try my hardest to interact with people and show things that might be of interest at these shows and it was a little upsetting to hear that it may not be appreciated as much as I thought it was. It takes a surprisingly large amount of effort to come to a show and I wish some people could realise that sometimes. Rant over....
4. GW Herring Wagon
Herring Wagon. I was also impressed by his jigs for assembling wagon tarpaulins which I will try out in time too.
5. GW Railcar Number 1
b&h Enterprises and it does look good. There is some stepping across the body in paces but nothing that a little light sanding wont remove. Its designed to fit either the tomytec 12R or 13R chassis so fingers crossed this might be a quick and easy little project (I am sure I have said that before though!).
6. 3D Doodler
a kickstarter project for a 3D Doodler pen. I have a few ideas for it mainly trees but if anyone else can think of any other (sensible) uses then let me know!