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Post  MrStationHouse on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 8:28 pm

I am trying to smooth of the rear of the rivets on the rear wheel. However the inner ones are very tricky to get to - any tips?

Can't get the grinder in, or the dremmel (at the right angle)

Or have people left them rough

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Post  IanL on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 9:21 pm

I used a flexy drive attached to a mini drill with a small grind wheel. The flexy drive is only about pencil size at the business end which does get in. Ryobi is the brand I used.
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Post  MrStationHouse on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 9:24 pm

I knew someone who have a plan!

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Post  highpressure on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 10:17 pm

Alternatively dont bother... you cant see them on the inside especially when the wheels in place on the engine. Only my opinion but more trouble than its worth.
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Post  Robfishman on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 10:55 pm

Yep I also used the demel with the flexi drive. Best investment I think I made so far, and saved me lots of time.
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Post  MrStationHouse on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 7:34 am

Part of me said not too bother - however I have commissioned a professional traction engine painter to paint them and he makes such a good job you feel you want to give him the best to work with.

Have ordered the flexi shaft to go with my dremel which is a really useful peice of kit - was using it last night to tidy up the curves at the base of the spokes on the second rear wheel and it does save a lot of time.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 9:13 pm

Recieved the fliexi shaft today, it is an excellent new toy and a very usefull addition to the toy box!

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 10:14 pm

You may even find you never take it off!!
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