Wanted: Flywheel casting

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  1. Apr 12, 2010 #1

    Kaleb

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    I'm looking for a flywheel casting for my next project. I think I want one about 150mm in diameter, or around the size of a Stuart 10v flywheel. Anyone got a spare one or know a good place to get one?
     
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    Without seeing at least what country you are from, it is very difficult to give you the URL to any sources.

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    So you know, I'm in Australia.
     
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    Kaleb, If you have access to a lathe, why not fabricate one, they are not all that difficult and you could make one to the exact diameter, rim thickness and so on that you require for your project.


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    Kaleb,

    Thanks for the info on your location.

    RDG have a good reputation for getting things to almost anywhere at reasonable costs.

    They do have a couple of basic flywheels at very low cost. Maybe not in the sizes you want, but always handy to have in stock.

    http://rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/Models_and_Steam_Fittings.html

    For the smaller sizes, I am lucky that a friend picks me these up and brings them home to the UK for me.

    http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_category.php?category=1146097440

    Wheels from both of these vendors machine up very well, especially the LMS ones, as they have been annealed after casting, unlike some from vendors in the UK, which were full of slag and blowholes and also badly aligned side to side whilst being cast.

    You pays your money, and you makes your choice.

    Maybe someone a little closer to home that does a bit of casting could help you out, or as previously mentioned, turn one up yourself. There are loads of articles on here about doing such things, and it isn't as difficult as you most probably think.


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    You can get one here, but you want to be sitting down when you see the price.
    http://www.miniaturesteammodels.com/prod2673.htm

    For some unexplained reason, flywheel castings have become rather hard to get here these days. Ernie Winter used to carry a good range, but I don't see any listed in his cat. now.
     
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    You might look at littlemachineshop.com. They carry some flywheels.
     
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    Do I detect an echo ??? BTW those are tthe ones made by Martin Model and pattern.
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    Sorry about that Tin, you are perfectly correct.

    It must be because that I only use LMS because it is so easy to do from the UK, but very costly in postage if I have to pay.


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    wes was the echo just a little light jesting all is OK bogs
    We are all trying to help
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    Tin,

    I had noticed that.

    But at least they got three adverts instead of one, maybe we should start charging them for selling their goods.

    In fact, it didn't click with me until you mentioned that they were all from the same manufacturer.

    I must get my other brain cell working correctly, trying to work with one is no joke.


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    At the last Cabin Fever show I gave cards to the LMS folks, Gary Martin and the folks at PM research and invited all three to join the board all great folks that love what they do and support the hobby.
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    The product looks good, but the postage from the US puts 'em out of contention here in Oz - back to fabricating 'em.
     
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    What material did you want the flywheel made of? Im about to make (cast) a pair of approx that size for bench running the marine twin in building. Might make a third if (probably will anyway knowing me.....) you are interested. Where in Aus are you?

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    Yes I certainly would be interested, I'm over in Tamworth. Yes, that's right, the Country Music Capital.

    The materials, you ask? I would like it to be made of brass, if you can do that. If you can't melt brass, aluminium would do.
     
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    I thought the Country Music capital was Nashville Tennessee in the USA. :hDe:

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    I don't know about America, but down here, Tamworth is the Country Music Capital. In January, we have a massive festival. The main street and surrounds are closed to cars, and the music from nearly a hundred buskers echos through town.
     
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    Nashville is a sorta American Tamworth.

    Kaleb, John Buckley lives up your way, might be able to help you out.


    John Buckley Engineering Supplies

    11 Amaroo Rd Tamworth NSW 2340 2340

    He'll be in the book, or contact him at the club.

    http://www.tdme.org/about.htm
     

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