Powerhouse gears

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coomba
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Powerhouse gears

Post by coomba » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:17 am

Recently I purchased the plans to J E Howell's, Powerhouse, internal combustion engine. This will be the first model engine I have ever made. It was categorized as a, experience level 1, but some parts for sure will be a challenge for me. At this time the only parts I do 'not want to take on are, the two gears, for lack of knowledge and equipment. Is there any source that I may be able to purchase these two gears? Thank You gentlemen for any input!

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by hammermill » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:44 am

not sure where you are. learning to cut gears is a skill that will prove useful and in some ways amaze your friends.

several books exist on the subject. for the hobbyist the brits have a few good books on the subject.

here is one text cheep used

http://www.amazon.com/Gears-Gear-Cuttin ... ear+making

coomba
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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by coomba » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:38 pm

hammermill wrote:not sure where you are. learning to cut gears is a skill that will prove useful and in some ways amaze your friends.

several books exist on the subject. for the hobbyist the brits have a few good books on the subject.

here is one text cheep used

http://www.amazon.com/Gears-Gear-Cuttin ... ear+making
I'm sure your right, but I'm not to that point yet.

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by JackF » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:54 am

Welcome coomba to chaski, enjoy your stay. Tell us a little about yourself such as your approximate location on this planet. This can be done in your profile. Again, welcome.


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coomba
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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by coomba » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:59 am

Really! Everyone makes their own gears?

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by JackF » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:20 pm

Boston Gear has stores in many areas and I believe you can order from them using their Ordernet site. Google "Boston Gear" and work from there.



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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by Harold_V » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:37 pm

Both Boston Gear and Browning sell gears. You might also investigate PIC Design.

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by JackF » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:43 am

I should have said Boston Gear has distributors in many areas. Check their site for one in your area. :D

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by chucketn » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:46 am

What are the specs for the gears? Maybe someone here will make them for you...

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coomba
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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by coomba » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:05 pm

What should I expect to pay, for gear of this nature.

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by Harold_V » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:42 am

coomba wrote:What should I expect to pay, for gear of this nature.
Hard to say when the vast majority of readers don't know any of the particulars. If you can provide the specs, could be an answer will be forthcoming.

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Re: Powerhouse gears

Post by gbritnell » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:46 am

If I'm not mistaken Jerry Howell's business sells the gears but if not then a good place to go is Stock Drive Products out of New York. They have a huge selection of miniature components, gears, pulleys, couplings etc.
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