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  1. As you've contributed absolutley nothing to answering the original question you won't be missed.
  2. That's down to the fact cyclists are difficult to trace not having to have licence plates. Rather have them wear bright coloured lycra than the camouflague colours they seem to go for currently - try seeing cyclists imitating the Sky cycling team (all black clothing) in the dead of night on unlight country roads. A single cycles bad enough - but a whole club without a brain cell between them. If the Government serious about eco travel it's got to review the laws.
  3. Very familiar with gear & gearbox design, the figures you quote are well outside the mark, mesh on the above gears is +/-0.05mm & this is required to maintain efficiency, reduce noise & minimise wear. Wiggle room is 1950's toy territory. The gearbox above runs like a Rolex watch because of this & I'll not tolerate anything less than well oiled machine. Rough & ready as befits your design is not an option. Back to the subject of the original question, can anyone advise about the strength & stability of parts made from UV resin, or know where such
  4. thanks @Schwarz-Brot Without doubt machining from solid brass is the best option however I don't have access to a multi axis cnc macchine which would be required for the precision gear mesh & if i could find someone to do a one off I suspect the price would be prohibitive. Brass bearings/bushings are a given & mentioned in my op above. I'm also sure filament printing would not be able to give the precision required to correctly mesh the gears. I do have a 3D uv printer though so thought I'd ask in case anyone had any similar experience or knew where
  5. Thought the second picture would help
  6. I've recently purchased an 'O' gauge etched brass/whitemetal kit of this magnificent beast which when built will measure just over 2 foot (610 mm) in length. It will be built to run, which means two motorgearbox units. The problem is that whilst the chassis are identical the tanks above them are different and contain a LOT of open space making selection difficult. I have two identical units set aside which whilst I can fit them will require part of that open space to be invaded something I'm keen on avoiding. I'm wondering if by 3d printing bespoke d
  7. It's never been the case that 'private property' prevents police prosecuting after all the majority of crime is committed on private property. Police treat area's to which the public has been granted access, or normally has access to (e.g. supermarket car parks) exactly the same as public space. The only thing that 'private property' confers is a need for a warrant. Although in certain circumstances e.g. 'hot pursuit' they are not always necessary.
  8. Whilst it's fair to say that not everyone is the same size the equpment, note not clothing, would be the same size. Don't go mixing 1:32 & 1:35 rifles, holsters, packs etc. stick with those of the same scale as the main subject.
  9. If it’s anything like the O gauge railway market few of these ranges from the ‘cottage’ industry change hands and re-appear successfully whilst other ranges disappear for various reasons Owner is not interested in selling, Owner want to sell but only at a price no one wants to pay, Owner sells but the ‘master’ need re-working & buyer can’t do the necessary or can’t find someone to do it Buyer find out about the re-working beforehand and deal is not completed Range is bought to take out the competition Buyer can’t be found
  10. They don't get better as they get older though. Driving home Monday coasting at around the speed limit a little scroat in a elderly Fiesta is slowly catching up by speeding on the straights, but loosing almost as much ground on the corners. Get to the long straight by Ladybower reservoir he's about 150 yds behind & decides to floor it, we're aproaching the climb to a lind summit before he's alongside me & i see a cyclist ahead heading in the same direction as us and about to disappear over the brow so ease off. Scroat's now ahead but wrong side of solid white lines & as
  11. There's about 10% difference in length (35/32) or 30% difference in volume (35*35*35/(32*32*32) which, if you have different scale models of similar items, would be very noticable. However as you're talking disimilar items i.e. aircraft & tanks it would probably be a lot less noticable. If you can plan the diorama to be viewed with 1:32nd at the front with 1:35th at the back that way you'd force perspective into the scene.
  12. Rolled jobber drills are the lowest quality drills available, there's a clue being named 'jobber' they are intended to do one job then be discarded. They are usually made from plain carbon steels and size control, sharpness, straightness & true running are variable affecting hole quality, if you need them to drill accurately sized holes avoid them. For modelling the issues these cause are minimised when using a pin vice and hand drilling, put them in a power drill then the issues will escalate. For accurate drills stick with precision ground high speed steel dr
  13. MDF, & similar, is notorious for blunting drills, not just micro-drills Its he resin/binders used. As for sizes, unless you've a particular size required, say for dirlling holes to be tapped to take a thread, you may find that ordering in steps of 0.2 mm gives the flexibility required/
  14. That's a standard 5, understand @bootneck is looking for black 5. Very rare to get plan views of steam loco's. There is a tendancy for plan views of of diesel loco's but these too can be hit or miss
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