New Gears for K&M Mechanisms

 
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi All,

https://www.facebook.com/darleyworkshops

Something I've been working on for a little while. Replacement gears for K&M mechanisms.

I've posted some photos and videos of the mechs running with new gears.

Please check the page out and get in touch if you're interested - darleyworkshops@gmail.com



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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
whats the main advanages of these, noise, wear ? Saw it on facebook and happy to see you post here !

Got a K&M XPT mech. any good for them ?


Regards,
David Head
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi David,

They will suit any of the K&M mechanisms in either HO or HOn3.5.

The primary reason for developing them was to replace original K&M cracked gears on my own mechanisms as K&M are no longer able to supply them.

The shape of the tooth itself has been modified to provide the most efficient mesh between the axle gear and worm drive which in my opinion has produced a quieter running mech.
  Neville John Station Master

Location: Sydney
I fitted a K&M mech to a Lima 44 body a number of years ago and I've never been happy with it due to the fact it is very noisy. It's made a rather expensive static model!

LSB 10, do you think that your gears might be the answer to my problem? I'm certainly interested if that's the case.

Neville.
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi Neville,

The change in tooth profile will definitely assist in reducing noise, hard to give a definite answer though without knowing if there's a further issue with your mech.

Cheers,
Luke
  Neville John Station Master

Location: Sydney
Thanks Luke,

I think your gears will be worth a try. How do I order?

Regards, Neville.
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi Neville,

Just send me an email with what you're after and I will get your details etc.

Cheers,
Luke
  LSB10 Station Master

For ease of installation onto the axle, ensuring the gear is kept square and centered, I have developed a spacing tool designed to be used in a vice of similar.
Both HO and HOn.3.5 versions available.

  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
For ease of installation onto the axle, ensuring the gear is kept square and centered, I have developed a spacing tool designed to be used in a vice of similar.
Both HO and HOn.3.5 versions available.

LSB10
as I cannot get Railpage images, could we please include the link to the pictures below the image just as Poath always does?
Not sure if its my computer or even if it effects many others. I am rather surprised Railpage has not sorted it as it has been playing up (for me) for some years.

Thanks for that
Cheers
Rod
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi Comtrain,

I'm not entirely sure how to set up a link to images but I will look into how to do it.

In the mean time are you able to click on the Facebook page link https://www.facebook.com/darleyworkshops

I've tested it and it appears you don't need a Facebook account to be able to view it so it should work for you.

Cheers,
Luke
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Hi Comtrain,

I'm not entirely sure how to set up a link to images but I will look into how to do it.

In the mean time are you able to click on the Facebook page link https://www.facebook.com/darleyworkshops

I've tested it and it appears you don't need a Facebook account to be able to view it so it should work for you.

Cheers,
Luke
LSB10
Thanks Luke
I was wondering how many others dont get Railpage images?
And if anybody found it to be their machine and if they fixed it?

And also, Luke. Where do you host the image, because that address should lead to the image?
Cheers
Rod
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
what facebook groups did you post on, comtrain can go look there Smile
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
If you copy and paste the link to the images in the first post, the first thing you get is a Google login screen.
It's not Railpage's fault it can't handle that.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
If you copy and paste the link to the images in the first post, the first thing you get is a Google login screen.
It's not Railpage's fault it can't handle that.
lkernan
Thanks, but in my case its every picture on every page!
Suspect its my machine as hearing nothing from others.

But now I need to search my storage boxes to find my retired KTM mechs and see if I need those gears Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
  LSB10 Station Master

I have set the photos privacy to public.

Can someone refresh the page and tell me if it's fixed the issue?
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I have set the photos privacy to public.

Can someone refresh the page and tell me if it's fixed the issue?
LSB10
YES!!  its fixed for me.
Whatever you did, it now shows your pictures for me Very Happy

Mind you no other pictures from others including Poath are working, just yours
Cheers
Rod
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
For ease of installation onto the axle, ensuring the gear is kept square and centered, I have developed a spacing tool designed to be used in a vice of similar.
Both HO and HOn.3.5 versions available.
LSB10
Make sure you go gentle with the vice.  One would not want to destroy the axle or wheelset.  Easy does it.

Happy fixing,

John P
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I thought the gears for this were specific to one type of loco and not suitable for other mechs. I asked the XPT and told - uselesss. Sad
  LSB10 Station Master

Hi David,

Sorry I don't follow, what's the issue with the XPT mech?

The XPT mech did have different sized gears on the tower to make it run at prototypical speeds however K&M only developed one type of axle gear. There were a couple of different widths but only one tooth profile.

Cheers
Luke

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