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parallelmotion

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source for spring belts?
« on: March 21, 2021, 10:50:45 am »
Does any one have a good US source for Wilesco's larger spring belts Z827? These are the larger size (not z80) and are 2.5mm diam and 500 mm long. Ministeam seems to be permanently out-of-stock. Thanks.

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Re: source for spring belts?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 11:01:40 am »
My absolute favourite Wilesco parts dealer for more than a decade, is Peter Schaefer in Germany.
Just checked with him, and looks like he´ll ship a set of 5 to you for just around 15 bucks, including shippingcosts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WILESCO-Z-827-ANTRIEBSSPIRALEN-500x2-5-mm/164197170579

I know you´d be "importing" then, but assume everything from Wilesco is imported, one way or the other 8)
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 11:03:04 am »
...and now i´m sort of curious, as to what you need those big buggers for? ;D
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 11:26:58 am »
Thank you very much; I have contacted him for a quote. I think many of the early engines may have used this size or even larger. I have some which may be Marklin-supplied originals which are nearly 3mm. Wilesco's common 2mm belts are too small for the larger Marklin lineshaft pulleys and accessories although I'm sure they will work with a lot of tension on the springs. For the past year I've been restoring a Marklin 4283 machine shop and I have to replace some of its 13 spring belts. This project is nearly finished so more to come soon.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 11:45:10 am »
OMG!!!  :o

That sure is a worthy project Brent, will be looking forward to see it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 11:52:33 am »
The Adresse given by Jan is very good and serious.
You can also check here:
www.spieleeck.de
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Re: source for spring belts?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2021, 12:46:13 pm »
Thank you; I will check with both suppliers. I have been running the shop using its original electric motor and some of the spring belts must be at least 50 years old! I only have some 'tuning up' of the steam engine before trying it on air or steam.

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 07:54:21 pm »
Oh goody , this looks very promising for some jaw dropping eye candy to be coming soon.
PS:I hope you find all the belts you need as well Brent.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2021, 08:15:54 pm »
Thanks Bruce. You can see some "before" or "as found" photos in my 2018 posting on the Mamod forum here:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/modelsteam/guess-that-model-number-t102890.html

Make sure to read through all the replies and comments because some of the first ones were misleading. Then there's an Aug 2020 update. Next (final) update coming soon which I'll post on both sites.

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2021, 08:48:02 pm »
Thanks Bruce. You can see some "before" or "as found" photos in my 2018 posting on the Mamod forum here:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/modelsteam/guess-that-model-number-t102890.html

Make sure to read through all the replies and comments because some of the first ones were misleading. Then there's an Aug 2020 update. Next (final) update coming soon which I'll post on both sites.
Brent
I just got done reading every word and looking at each picture & movie carefully, I absolutely love the entire setup and wasn't aware anything like this even existed. I especially like the trolley system ,control panel , building, tooling.....I think you get the idea that I love it in its entirety. This is one of my favorite things. ( I don't miss all the adds on Tapatalk though)
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Re: source for spring belts?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2021, 08:57:48 pm »
Thanks again Bruce. It's been the project of a lifetime and has required nearly 9 months of steady work (thank you covid). It was going to be on my table at NAMES which was unfortunately cancelled. Tapatalk is unbearable without an adblocker--it's their (Tapatalk's) way of pushing you to pay them fees to stop the pop-up video ads which block out about a third of the page. Adblocker stops about 15 ads per page visit there.

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Re: source for spring belts?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 12:36:39 pm »
Thank you very much; I have contacted him for a quote. I think many of the early engines may have used this size or even larger. I have some which may be Marklin-supplied originals which are nearly 3mm. Wilesco's common 2mm belts are too small for the larger Marklin lineshaft pulleys and accessories although I'm sure they will work with a lot of tension on the springs. For the past year I've been restoring a Marklin 4283 machine shop and I have to replace some of its 13 spring belts. This project is nearly finished so more to come soon.

Awaiting the pictures - this is one of my biggest Maerklin dreams
Congrats Arnold ;)

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Re: source for spring belts?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2021, 05:52:52 pm »
Unfortunately have had no response from inquiries to both of these sellers.

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2021, 09:18:07 am »
Thanks for the tip, Jan!

I just ordered some from your link.

Station500 also sells for a similar price.

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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2021, 03:57:14 pm »
I ordered mine on Sunday the 25th and they arrived today (1st)--quick service!

 

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