Ok, so this is a bit contrary to my last post where I said I was gong to focus on Highclere to get it finished but somehow things have worked out this was during the week.
In my last post I mentioned that I had upgraded the spindle on my CNC mill which now allows me to use a wider range of cutters than before. Well, one of things it has meant I could now do was to use some 0.3mm diameter milling cutters and so to try them out I produced some wheel centres as shown in my last blog post.
HERE as Graham kindly posted in a previous post. These were pressed onto the centres producing a nice set of 4mm diameter driving wheels.
Next on the list of things to make were the chassis sideframes. I previously got some etched but I really wanted to make them out of something thicker plus I needed to provide some support for the motor and gears. The logical thing to do was to draw them and CNC cut another pair out of some 0.4mm thick Brass.