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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: Toyboata1 on April 04, 2013, 02:21:00 PM

Title: Southampton gearbox
Post by: Toyboata1 on April 04, 2013, 02:21:00 PM
Hi, I have one of these RTR tugs and converted it to tractor steering, but i am finding the gearbox is slipping, the plastic cogs are spinning on the metal output shafts. Has anyone else had this problem and any solutions would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: Mad_Mike on April 04, 2013, 05:24:39 PM
have you got any pictures of the gearbox?
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: Toyboata1 on April 05, 2013, 12:23:34 PM
Sorry no, its in bits but will get some pics done over weekend
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: irishcarguy on April 05, 2013, 04:45:45 PM
Try epoxying the gears to the shafts. If the shafts are thick enough you might be able to drill & pin them to the gears.Use the smallest drill possible. Mick B.
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 05, 2013, 05:15:30 PM
Try epoxying the gears to the shafts. If the shafts are thick enough you might be able to drill & pin them to the gears.Use the smallest drill possible. Mick B.


Also broken drill bit shanks make most excellent pins for this particular task
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: Mad_Mike on April 05, 2013, 06:02:39 PM
Sorry no, its in bits but will get some pics done over weekend
In bits would be best  :-))
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: slug on April 05, 2013, 06:49:59 PM
a fellow club member had this problem,he had pins put in ,hard to drill.he had a mixer on it when he bought it,could this be the trouble.slug
Title: Re: Southampton gearbox
Post by: Toyboata1 on April 08, 2013, 11:54:40 PM
sorry the bits are at a friends who is trying to drill so cant take pics, yep mine had a mixer on it but i took that off as i prefer twin stick controls, thanks to all for help, hopefully get it sorted soon or wil just remove standard gearbox and replace with some belt drive gear :)