Wednesday 7 November 2012

Ruston chassis build

I return once again to the Q kits Ruston 165.

I'm in agreement with young Phil ... it's crap. However the body may be OK and I can use it for an experiment. Scratch build a chassis. Ingredients: a DS10 and mount from Nigel, some 20 thou brass and various tools.

Two strips of brass cut and tack soldered so that the better clean edges line up. Measure 9mm down from this and mark with dividers over marker pen coating.. Clamp rods to strips and centre pop drill out in three stages to 1/8" and then open out a little more with a broach to take bearings.
So far so good and if it doesn't work I've lost absolutely nothing except my time.