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 Posted: Tue Mar 6th, 2018 12:03 am
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OK, so this is the beginning of something ... not sure just yet what it will be. The initials stand for the Best Guess and Fudjit line. It will be On30 ... it will be point to point ... it will be small (2 feet by 4 feet at the moment).

The first part of the project is a repair shed. Engines/cars/speeders/washing machines ... errr maybe not the washing machines!

I want to do a traveling, overhead crane of some sort that hopefully will work. I am trying to find some pics of these types of cranes.

The building at this point will be about30/ 40 feet tall, so there is room for the crane to lift a car or engine off of the trucks. I would like the rails to be sunk into a cement like floor if I can figure out how to do "cement".

The crane will straddle two lines of track and there will be racks for spare axle and wheel sets as well as a truck or two laying around.

There are no solid plans at this point and it will be very much a product of a very confused mind.

Oh ya, I'm 70 something, and haven't played with model trains since I was 10, so there have been a few changes I guess.

I will be asking a ton of questions as I find out what they are.

As it is at the moment.

Cheers

Tom

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I forgot ... there is a beginning of a desk for someone to put plans on (what's a plan?) so they know what size to make the shed.

Tom

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" Oh ya, I'm 70 something, and haven't played with model trains since I was 10, so there have been a few changes I guess."



Hi Tom :wave:



There HAVE been a few changes.

My Dad told me they were all clockwork when he was 10. :time:

Now they're all stuffed full of quartz & micro-chips !

Progress !!

( so THEY keep telling me ) :f:



Oh well, still look the same from the outside.

Wheels, chimneys, cabs, couplers ...

... so I guess nothing REALLY changes ?? ???



Sounds like the beginnings of an adventure.

The subject seems to have all the right stuff. :cool:

Have you seen the travelling-crane in 'The Yard' video ?


We have lots of friendly & experienced On30ers here at Freerails. :old dude:

Most of them don't even BITE ! ;)

They know the answers. :)



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Hi Si,

No I haven't seen the video "The Yard". Where would I find it?

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Hi Tom :wave:



It is an exhibition project that Freerails Member 'Simon H' & some friends are doing.

Simon has a Thread in the On30 Forum called 'North Kent Light Railway' as well.



He Posted this Link to a video of their ongoing work.

There is a wonderful R.C. travelling-crane & R.C. lorry in 'The Yard' video. :)

The R.C. work on both, I believe was done by Freerails Member 'Giles'.



'The Yard' Video With Radio Controlled Travelling Crane



Hypnotic ! :shocked:



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Hi Tom,
for your workshop crane, have a look at Cross Kitter's post at about 2/3 the way down at http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3963&start=100 This is for a fixed A-frame gantry type crane that can't be long travelled. There were a lot of thess used for trans-shipping goods in goods yards out here. If someone can get it to work in N-scale then surely it must be easier in O??

I used light-weight Spackle for the concrete warehouse floor. It gives a slightly sandy texture when it goes off. Build the floor up to just below railheight. For inside the rails, use a smaller profile rail and butt it up against the rail fixings inside the main rails. The gap between these 2 different rails gives you flangeways and a slightly depressed area between the rails. The smaller rails act as supports when you screed in the Spackle between the main rails.

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Thank You Si, that is fascinating!

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Thanks for the link John ... I hadn't thought about doing it that way.

Thanks also for the Spackle tip. I had thought about that but somehow got the idea that it would crack as it dried. I will play and see what happens.

Cheers

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Tom,
Please post photos of your projects.  We just love photos here.
Nice group of helpful people here.  Welcome.



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Hi again Tom :wave:



Pleased you liked the video !

It is rather  C :cool: :cool: L  isn't it !!



These might be of interest to you perhaps. L:

There's a bit more info. about these in a 'Technical' Forum Thread here on Freerails. :brill:











I don't know exactly what you want to do, but these are GREAT for all sorts of stuff. :)

Small locos, cranes, R.C. etc.



They are generically to be found on eBay under the term 'N20 Motors'. :old dude:

Several Voltages are available, 6V & 12V I think.

Also LOTS of different RPMs, from about 30-RPM to about 300-RPM I seem to remember.



Cheap as chips as well. :P

The 'straight' ones are about $2 Bucks inc. P&P, the 'inversion' motors about $4 Bucks.



:pimp:



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