Monday, 13 September 2010

Making buffers in plasticard

When I built my 25, I struggled to come up with a way of cutting plasticard into discs. It had me stumped for days ! and then I came up with a real simple solution... 4pence tooling :)

Step One
Super glue four 1 pence pieces to a strip of styrene.

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Step Two
Using a blade score straight lines round the penny, then with a pair of pliers snap the surplus off. You need to hold the penny to the card.

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Step Three
Dress the edge with a file using the penny as a file guide (yes you may damage the penny !)

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Step Four
A final tidy with a nail emery board. and the front edge is given a slight rad.

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Finally
Flip over and solvent weld a tube on the back, this tube has an Outside diameter the same as the Inside diameter of the one the cab

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Then its a push fit onto the body

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John

3 comments:

Duckie. said...

Hope that's not your blood on the tube mate !!

Duckie. said...

Can you think of an obscure country that has coins shaped like my Narra Boat window frames and I could use this good idea

Michael Campbell said...

I believe it is technically illigal to deface Her Majesty's currency ...!

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