Episode 110 18 Make Your Own Chain

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    Well as you know, I have been fiddling about with three link couplings for a while.
    http://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index...105-18-the-gormo-3-link-coupling-system.2987/
    http://platform1mrc.com/p1mrc/index.php?threads/episode-106-18-the-gormo-3-link-coupling-pt-ii.3057/
    One of the essential elements to improve the look of the system is non magnetic chain for use at the hook end of the wagons.
    It has to be non magnetic because the hook has a magnet mounted at the rear of it out of sight. If the chain were standard iron core chain, it would be drawn up to the magnet and effectively stop the chain from hanging down and swinging freely.
    Non magnetic or non iron core chain of the correct size and style is extremely difficult to find at a reasonable price. I don`t wish to be adding solid silver or gold chains to my wagons, so the job fell to me to produce my own.
    This weeks video shows how I went about doing just that..!!!!....:thumbs:



    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
  2. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice one Gormo. A very simple idea and very effective. I take it you soldered the gaps once the links were formed together? Great job and you can produce quite a few at a time. :thumbs:
     
  3. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Toto,
    I don`t normally solder the gaps on the dummy chains, but that could be done if one wished to do it that way. They are purely for decoration so no pressure is actually applied to them.
    Cheers
    Gormo
     

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