Wednesday, August 11, 2004
This is how gears for standard gauge get made. This is actually Joe Mania's milling machine milling teeth on standard gauge gears. These go into Jim Cohen's trolleys, Joe's Hudson Tube Train and so on.
Again quality tools being used by masters - there just is no substitute. Can't be automated. Well, actually it could be and has but we all know how well that has turned out. If my life depended on a gear operating, I'd rather have one made by Joe and this machine! Needless to say, the trains these go into run for a very long time.
I've been bugging Joe for a Tube Train and a Converse Trolley for a while. Fine art can't be rushed!!!