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Pulley belts question.

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In your opinion wich is the best material/technique to make pulley belts?

TIA.

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I like layers of cut making tape

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Thank you Dave, I´ll give it a try.

What do you think using vinyl tape?

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I heard some guys use out I haven't tried it yet

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Posted

just end it under the lowest pulley & use a dab of superglue.

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Thank you guys!

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I use masking tape. Sticky side to sticky side, slit it with an Xacto knife and color with a black maker. I make the pulleys from various sizes of Evergreen rod/tubing.

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How about using elastic bands?

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Older v-groove belts which are triangular in cross-section are difficult to replicate in scale, but newer serpentine style belts which are closer to "flat" are easier. Here's a good tutorial: http://www.italianhorses.net/Tutorials/Drivebelt/dbelts.htm

For v-groove belts, I've found cassette tape players, especially the dual cassette units, have small rubber belts which drive the tape mechanisms and the pulleys. The few I have seen are too big for bi-scale, but I think the belts could be made to work with a pulley into which a v-notch has been filed.

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WOW !

Thanks a lot!! Now I´m more confident to try this technique.

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