Re: Mini-Lathe For Work on Brass/Diecast Loco Frames and Parts
It looks like it is plastic and it calls itself a wood turning lathe. Yes, it says metal grinding, which probably means you can put a grinding wheel or grinding tool (like Dremel) and grind metal to sharpen chisels and drill bits. But I doubt it would hold up much for metal milling. You would be better off with a Harbor Freight table top drill press for milling. Yes, drill presses aren't made for milling, but should be fine for the kind of work we do.
Just my 2 cents. I also have a Taig and the milling attachment, but that doesn't mean it is an easy job, you still have to use the file to finish it off.
Vic Bitleris Raleigh, NC
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Subject: [HO-Steam] Mini-Lathe For Work on Brass/Diecast Loco Frames and Parts
Hi All --
In order to re-power a couple of old diecast locomotives, I need to change the geared axle from the rearmost to the front or maybe middle driver axle.
That would involve opening up a slot for a gearbox in a new position as seen in the image below. So, my question is... does anyone think this hobbyist multi tool would be able to do the job cleanly and accurately enough?
I don't suppose
Many thanks for your thoughts.