Photos and info on 1/8th scale model 5130 #4: Bearings for the turn table

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 11-08-2019 12:47 AM 429 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Will try again tonight. As I went to post my blog last evening, the gremlins got me again. Everything vanished into cyber space.

The wheels and ball bearings from the roller skate are what I used so the house rotates with no play. You can see in the first photo the physical layout. I used 3/8th in. all thread for my axles. I used Red Loctite on the threads to hold the nuts where I wanted them. To hold the bearings in the races I used a 3/8th in. flat washer. The depth of the axles in the center plate gave me the right clearance for the proper rotation of the house.

As some of you have probably noticed, sometimes it will look like I am getting ahead of my self. Being as I am designing as I go this will happen. I do not let it get to me because I can always work it out. Sometimes it my be a couple of weeks but the light bulb does light up after a while. I am building these models for something to do and because I enjoy doing them.

The middle photo of the different pieces along with the tracks has 357 pieces of wood, 453 assorted screws, and 88 #7 finish nails(the track pins) The figures are approximate

Any questions, ask. Enjoy.

To hold the wheel, all thread assembly in place I used a bed of JB weld in the grooves finished with a top layer of JB weld.

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#1 posted 11-08-2019 09:20 AM

I like the wheels idea but my thoughts are only four?

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#2 posted 11-11-2019 07:09 PM

Very interesting and love all the picture so we get an idea of the scale and amount of parts and work involved.

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