Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby chris_mccarthy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Just seen this thread. Excellent initiative; well done, Terry.

Please add me to the list for one.

Thanks very much.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:59 pm

I'd like one please
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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby alaninDM » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 pm

Terry, just seen this thread. Excellent idea and I would want to buy one when they are available.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:13 am

Alan Turner wrote:The Scale 7 Group produce two Form tools for use with S7.

The circular type is easier to sharpen.


23-HSS wheel profile form tool.JPG

23 wheel profile form tool.JPG

Which type is planned for the P4 tool?

regards

Alan


I too have the circular one but struggled to mount it securely on my Myford ML10
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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby meld » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:34 pm

I'd like one too please.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby carter732 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:35 pm

Yes please, could you put me down for one Terry. Dave Carter 1512

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby andrewnummelin » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:55 pm

In case it helps anyone considering this, I've included a bit on the use of a form tool in a post about my socially distanced challenge.
https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=6884#p80027

Any suggestions for improving on my approach would be more than welcome, especially as I am considering another couple of models that will need bespoke wheels.
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Andrew Nummelin

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby CeeJay60 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:01 pm

I'd have one ...
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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Andrew GW » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:31 pm

I'd like one too please Terry. By the way, speaking as a novice lathe user, your "Railway Modelling Using Machine Tools" series in Scalefour News has been an immense help.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby gcrs135 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:41 pm

I would like one too.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Carlos » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:41 pm

And me too, Andrew's thread is really inspiring!

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Terry Bendall » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:04 am

Andrew GW wrote:your "Railway Modelling Using Machine Tools" series in Scalefour News has been an immense help.


Thanks Andrew. It is always useful to get some feedback.

All the requests have been noted. At the moment the company doing the work are producing a prototype which will be tested to make sure it can produce a profile that conforms to the standard. Once that has been done we will produce a batch for purchase.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby allanferguson » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:46 pm

I think I would have one, please

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby best33 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:32 pm

I would be in the market for one.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby alan@york » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:12 pm

Me too.
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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby steve howe » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:36 pm

Put me down for one Terry, but also would it be possible to devise a tutorial so that 'self-taught' lathe users like me can use it properly?!! ;)

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Terry Bendall » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:42 am

steve howe wrote: would it be possible to devise a tutorial so that 'self-taught' lathe users like me can use it properly?!


It is planned to set up something like this once the tools are available. The order for the prototype was placed a few weeks back so I need to check progress.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby ken kirk » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:13 am

Yes please Terry.
I reprofile my EM wheels in a decent sized lathe but would appreciate a quicker solution.
Regards and thanks.
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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby ginger_giant » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 pm

This sounds like an excellent tool and I'd buy one.

Re profiling wheels would make a nice project as I'm a complete lathe novice.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Horsetan » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:19 pm

Terry Bendall wrote:.... The order for the prototype was placed a few weeks back so I need to check progress....


Incidentally, do we have an early idea of what the cost of each tool might be?
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

Postby Philip Hall » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:34 am

Price projection was in Terry’s first post.

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