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Toylander 1 / Re: brake assembly
« Last post by jr2 on 19 July, 2019, 11:57:06 AM »
If you look at my 'Barn(garage)find' fire engine build under T2 (page 2) on page 1 you will see some pictures of what the parts should look like - I modified mine slightly for a longer wheelbase but most of it is the same. It is confusing in the build manual - some pictures of the finished parts would help.
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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 19 July, 2019, 07:14:10 AM »
Hi Chaps
Last nights workshop allowance time saw me make and fit the tranny tunnel. The tunnel isn't in the build manual but its something I do to run the wires from front to back.

Iv also cut the holes in the bulk head and the rear riser panel (needs bit of a tidy up yet) . I do these quite big for the multi pin connectors from the mobility scooters wiring loom to fit through.

As always here is a pic



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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 18 July, 2019, 07:01:08 AM »
Hi Chaps
Keeping the momentum going by fitting the seats last night and the wire covers.

Iv also ordered all the bits I need from toylander, should arrive tomorrow

Tranny tunnel tonight and maybe motor closing panel.

As always here is a pic


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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 17 July, 2019, 01:23:49 PM »
Also rounded off the shoulders on the back panel to match the sides

you can also see where I add pin for added strength

as always here is a pic

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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 17 July, 2019, 01:22:21 PM »
Hi Chaps
Spent last night blanking off holes... wing fronts, PTO hole and door handles

as always here are some pics





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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 16 July, 2019, 07:08:40 AM »
Hi Chaps
True to my word the driver side upper side panel is now glued on, I also put a panel pin in from the top of the back panel into the upper side panel for extra strength. I found on my very first build people tend to pull on the back panel to move it in free wheel mode and I got some faint cracking lines where the back panel joins to the upper side panel. So on all my builds then on I pinned it too.

Also got the front panel and apron fitted last night, it doesn't say it on my plans but I also like to screw the apron down onto the angled block underneath it making sure to countersink the screws in deep enough to be filled over at prep stage.

as always here is a pic



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Electronics and batteries / Re: Longevity of Batteries
« Last post by 5inchrail on 15 July, 2019, 10:56:11 AM »
You need new batteries in my opinion.
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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 15 July, 2019, 07:06:42 AM »
Hi Chaps
Managed to get quite a bit done over the weekend despite it being the British F1 weekend lol.

Scooter stripped down, motor and trans axle passed to my friend Engineering Bill who will make the mounts and adaptors that allow the toylander wheels to attach to the scooter rear axle.

Tub well on its way now. Tonight ill glue on the other upper side panel, fit the front panel and apron.

as always here is a pic

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Electronics and batteries / Longevity of Batteries
« Last post by Just_Tim on 13 July, 2019, 11:23:20 AM »
I have a standard Toylander with original batteries and charger supplier by Toylander.
Does anybody have experience of how long these batteries should last? 

I have had them about 4 years from new and it is almost always left plugged in on charge.  They are now failing to take much of charge, the charger itself is often on "bulk" or "absorb" mode, sometimes
 for days after use. I have had to revive the batteries once or twice with a basic charger after they were left overwintered without the trickle charger on them but they now hold little charge and the toylander driving somewhat sluggish.
Time for new batteries or does anybody have any revival tricks?

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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build no 16
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 12 July, 2019, 06:58:35 AM »
See you’ve pre drilled for the front panel fitting. Wish I’d looked through the manual and took note of all these. Luckily I had an offset drill which was perfect for doing these later.
I don't think there is a mention of that in the build manual. Its not needed really I just do it for a bit extra. You will notice too  that I drill the holes for the solid axle. Im using very old plans when solid axels were the norm but i still drill the holes for them as it gives me a guide for my swing axle position.
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