Saturday, 15 February 2020

Our Toylander was out today

Not that far but enough to test of the drive motor, it works but the axle drive gear cog needs centering on the axle, that will be done next.

It is working but a few more fine tuning of the drive assembly needs  work on.

A fuse is being fitted also.

The number 40 was the price, not the fuse amperage.

Please contact me for the plywood kit set pricing.


Children just love our Toylander

And so do these Scotty Dogs !

The light colour one goes by the name of Biscuit, he rides on the running boards of his owners scooter.

They were both keen to climb into the drivers seats.


Friday, 14 February 2020

Driving our Toylander

The Toylander is again drivable.

With a decent upgrade  size of chain and sprockets the motor handles things well.

The original drive chain design I fitted works well, it is a longer stud than required and nuts above and below the axle mounts, this means the axle can be raised or lowered .

I am still trying out rims and gears, the outer rim is loose here, the tyre deflated, the wheel is turning.

Gear size options that are in stock.

The wheel is being driven by the chain.

An axle stand is handy to test the drive motor out, the knob center on the dash panel gives either forwards or reverse directions.

Contact me for the plywood kit, plans are from Real Life Toys in Wales, UK, they cost 49.50 pounds.


Thursday, 13 February 2020

CKD Boats company Toylander upgrades

With the past ten years since we built the works Toylander behind us we are now doing upgrades and additions.

The car will be fitted with front and rear lights, a horn was thought about but that may get overused so possibly not?

A larger and stronger drive gear on the motor was the first addition, we had a smaller sized gear from a bicycle fitted which somehow was not right for the task?

A right sized gear was pressed onto the 250  watt motor, it gives 180 watt output continuous.
There is a shaft keyway and the assembly was lubricated with Fluid Film to allow removal at a later date.

A grub screw locks the gear to the shaft, if the gear needs to be centered on the wheels drive gear we can release the grub screw and then center the drive gear and finish by locking the pulley back to the drive shaft.

A voltage controler is being made especially to control the motors speed, the speed via the controler will run via a foot pedal made from the Toylander supplied plans.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Toylander refiting

We never did get to install the front and rear lights, so nearly ten years after it was built our yellow Toylander has returned and for a refit.

A nice thing with the design is that it fits between a standard door way and easily.

This image really does underline just how long a Toylander will last, Ben has just started Highschool !