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tonyH

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Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:25:02 PM »

Hello All,
I'm trying to get hold of one of the old style couplings, where one half is a disc with two pins and the other half is a disc with two holes.
Motor has 1/4" shaft and the prop shaft is plain 4mm.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Tony
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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 09:29:51 PM »

Any chance of a picture?

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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 09:36:40 PM »

I think I MIGHT have one ill look in the mng in the spares box


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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 09:50:50 PM »

It's like the Robbe ones Stan, but with a male bit and a female bit without the rubber filling in the sandwich. Thanks Dave. I'm trying to get the length as short as possible. Tony

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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 11:37:23 PM »

Rudimentary but still popular with scale steam boats......I remember one fitted to the Lister single lunger petrol launch engine 60 years ago


Dad wrapped a leather belt around the engine 1/2 of the coupling then then depressed the magneto &  %% ...a swift rotational pull & the engine went put....put...put on it's way  :-))


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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 11:16:49 AM »

The Robbe piece on e-bay is one third of the "sandwich" type which uses a pair of male units with the filling of a rubber disc having two pairs of holes, offset by 90 degrees.


Derek is understating the "agricultural" nature of the one I'm after!


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Re: Does anyone still supply this type of coupling?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 06:04:42 PM »

Just spotted the Mini Fork coupling on Deans. That's the basic concept but I need a Maxi-Fork coupling.
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