A while back I wrote about the gearbox for driving the turntable. This is based on some readily available gears from Tamiya.
Unfortunately, the Tamiya gears don’t seem to be made for the torque required to drive my mechanism. This is surprising, because it doesn’t feel like a lot of torque, but when you go to drive the turntable, it stalls, and the gears spin on the shafts. This might be because I never had the right size of axle, and reamed out the holes in the gears. More likely, it is because the shafts are round and the gears are made of slippery acetal plastic.
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I am looking for some new gears, and hopefully a whole gearbox, so I don’t have to make another one. Any suggestions?