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 Posted: Mon Nov 9th, 2015 01:05 am
   
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" Does the "Crane of the Month Award" have any cash value ? "

Hi Michael.

No.

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I don't want to go on all winter, as usual, about rain, snow, Wellington-boots & power-cuts...
...as I'm feeling pretty good about the end of the summer !!!

As the BBC weather-guy anounced an unusual lack of cold & rain for November; with mild-weather for the 'sunny south' this week...
...I was almost wanting to see a non-stop assault of wet & wind whirling it's way toward Mysterious Moose Mountain on the 'blight'ey forecast-map !

Surely no ones going to find me 'stuff to do' during winter hibernation (modeling time !)...
...are they ?

:moose:



Back to the new throttle handset.

As you can see...
...the last pair of 'captive-nuts' I epoxyed on FELL OFF !!!

AAARRRGGGHHH !!!

So with a bit more cleaning of the placky...
...& knife-bladed ABS...
...we had another go at it !

Not much good trying to throw the M.M.M ol' clunky #1 spot Shay into reverse...
...& find the darn switch, disapears inside the 'lectronics, innit !

:moose:

Si.

(24 hour epoxy ... I'll let you know if we're sorted on, erm, Tuesday)




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 Posted: Sun Nov 15th, 2015 11:16 pm
   
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" DAMN  :bang:   EPOXY-RESIN !!! "

Well, the 'captive-nuts' (Mmm) fell off, in the 2nd try as well  :f: ...
...& yes, it is quality epoxy, mixed properly, dried for an eternity, on very clean placky.

I have to say, I was pretty surprised by this :shocked: !

I was about to drill a pair of holes to fix the reversing-switch...
...& ruin the 'slick' look of the new M.M.M handset...
...when I thought *&%£?$<+!* !!!

;)



So I did try #3 !!! :!:

Don't ask me what the 'theory' behind this is...
...but I washed over the plastic with MEK till it was very wet & melted...
...left it to dry for ages...
...then did the epoxy again, as before.

It seems to be on this time...
...I think/hope.

:moose:

Si.

The handset moulding has a hint of 'metalicy' stuff in it...
...graphite finish, I think OKW call it...
...maybe something to do with the glue problems ?

I dunno, innit ! :dope:




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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 11:08 pm
   
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Si :

If your nuts don't hold (?) how about reversing the bolts on your rocker switch & passing them out through the back of your moon-buggy box ?. Run a nut up snug to the underside of the rear casing, pop the casing over the protruding threads then run another nut on from outside.

Or am I driving you nuts ?

No cash alternative ? - Please cancel my subscription to COTM.

Cheers,       Michael

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2015 08:09 am
   
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" If your nuts don't hold (?) how about reversing the bolts on your rocker switch & passing them out through the back of your moon-buggy box ? "

Hi Michael.

Thanks for your idea on holding my nuts ! :!:

A 'cunning plan' !!!

I hadn't thought of that.
It's good to know the top engineers at Chavez Junction are keeping an eye on the Heath Robinson lash-ups of the M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co. cowboys.

" Or am I driving you nuts ? " L:

I don't think it's possible to drive the insane, nuts...
...you're just nudging me FURTHER off my rocker !

:Crazy:

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After persistent anxiety-dreams about loose nuts & potential disaster at M.M.M ...
... some 'beefing up' of the situation was needed.
(if only to get some sleep)

MEK welded some styrene 'barbs' around the first lot of epoxy in the end.



More epoxy-resin to follow this.

This situation should be about as stickey, as when stickey the stick-insect got stuck to a stickey bun !

:moose:

Si.



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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2015 04:49 pm
   
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Just roughing up the plastic might have done the trick. Give the epoxy something to grab hold of.

Then again, might be a nutty idea.

Hexagon Herbie



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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2015 08:55 pm
   
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Shouldn't that be :

"...you're just nudging me further off my rocker ..SWITCH ! " ?

Regards,     Michael

PS: The Chief Engineer at Chavez actually studied under Mr H Robinson, as you will see when I get round to posting on progress there.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2015 06:37 am
   
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" Please cancel my subscription to COTM "

Hi Michael.

I'm sorry to hear you wish to cancel your subscription to 'Crane Of The Month Club'.
As a festive gift for loyal-members; the December issue is a must, for crane nuts.

Our FREE handcrafted crane-cufflinks, made from genuine rusty ol' iron, come with high-tensile greasy chains & corroded presentation tin.

Guaranteed to ruin your best shirts & tear through boilersuit sleeves.
They make the perfect Christmas gift for crane fans.

- - - - - - -

Mmm...

Well, she ain't  as pretty as Madame on Friday nite after the hair-curlers ! ...
... but Boris & Wolfgang ain't complaining.



The extra SOOPER-STICK mods. are done & dried.

Just as well too; as I heard the epoxy 'plink' when the switch was screwed in !!! :shocked:

Next up ... internal spaghetti. :P

:moose:

Si.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2015 09:32 pm
   
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:old dude:  " That vintage build looks like a genuine Heath Robinson ! "



21st Century MKII version ^

:bg:

Si.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 24th, 2015 06:12 pm
   
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 " Might be a nutty idea."

Hi Hexagon Herbie.

That epoxy knocked me for six alright...
...I'm using hexagon-head rivets next time !



Thanks for the Ford V8 water boiling info as well.

Boris & Wolfgang finaly managed to get it onto this ol' barrel...
...if they can find the battery, looks like it's time for coffee !



The M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co. acquired an ex-Pennsy switcher, for Wolfgang to tinker with.

It arrived at Mysterious Moose Mountain in a HUGE blue cardboard crate !

:pimp:  Pimp that Pennsy Wolfy baby !

Si.

:old dude:



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 Posted: Thu Nov 26th, 2015 10:13 am
   
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My '80s DIY throttle-handset was a bit of a LASH-UP...
...not bad though, for a spotty teen !
It did work realy well; just looked like a rats nest !

For sanity & reliability; M.M.M are looking to improve things on the 21st Century rebuild !

I found the original wiring-diagrams done for this...
...looked at them for AGES...
...& couldn't understand ANYTHING from them.

They currently reside in an Essex landfill !!!



Old redundant computer-cables, are a great source of flexible multiway wire.

I found this RS-232 serial-cable was perfect for the handset rewire.

I'm going to use multipin DIN connectors, as on the original...
...nothing wrong with the 9-pin D-connectors here though.



The chassis connectors are easy & cheap to get.

:moose:

Si.



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