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MadeForThat

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Re: 2 speed transmission
« on: March 27, 2023, 08:12:53 pm »
Yeah pretty excited about it, but there are a few big details I need to design and build before I can even work on the frame.namely I need to get power to the transmission through a clutch and a reversing mechanism. Reversing will be pretty easy, just have a switch between 2 sets of gears, one with 1 gear one with 2. Will allow me the opportunity to reduce the speed as well, it currently will travel just over a foot a second at slightly above idle (~2000rpm.) Don't really want it hauling too fast, all my track was printed for a Christmas train I made for work this year, and I made the corners VERY tight. The other detail is the powered trucks. Need to make a 90 turn from the driveshafts to the wheels. Got some gears but need to make a frame with bearings. I got the wheels from an absolutely horrendous vendor on ebay. (Ana.kramer, Roll-ez wheels) I don't need to go into that, but I am banned from buying from him because I had the audacity of asking for part dimensions before I purchased. Dude has a hell of an ego

 

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