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 Posted: Thu Nov 11th, 2010 02:32 am
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hi yar woodie,sorry it manualy works yes.i find that stryine is just to fragile for regular operation.my plan is to take some pictures to illistrate its potential then use it in the closed position.i have been adding more detail this week.on the bar between the hydrolics i am installing a 6 volt work light[avalable from the 'model dockyard-uk']it is a modern pattern.also in the middle of the span i will put a red navagation light.the hollow tube of the hydrolic is handy to run power cables.
anyway cheers kim

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Howdy KIm-when I first built my rotary dumper, I also made it from styrene, but found out that it was way too flimsy to operate. I remade the cage from brass rail and square tubing soldered together and that has been in operation for a few years now. I know you can make the bridge work, and making it from brass, etc. would be a great excercise in metal fabrication. As it is, the bridge looks wonderfui, wunderbar!

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down under wrote: thanks dave they look better as one thread
cheers kim


No problem Kim.:Salute:

 

Sweet bridge by the way! :bg:



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Hi

The bridge is wonderful,have not seen earlier.Could you tell me how much it would be lift ?


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thanks very much  i am not a engineer so i dont have a clue as to how much it would lift,that is the joy of modelling to me that you can make something look convincing and that is that.as a gide think of the weight of a military tank.i was more concerned about the lift height and the clear span .these dimensions are,20 foot[6240mm]heigh by 16 foot wide[4800mm].i use a lot of scale compression to get large scale into a minium space.
anyway all the best kim

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hi all the 2 pictures that i posted are of the finished robert hudson narrow gauge turnout in code 83, 16.5 gauge.a brass ground throw that i frabricated workes mechanically.this activates a micro switch that changes the path
all the best kim






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Kim-

Glad to see someone hand laying switches!

Everyone thinks that it is difficult -

You did an outstanding job!

I moved your photos into this post.


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Kim those look terrific.

I really like your throws and mechanism, can we see the undersides by any chance?



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Masterful work, Kim. My poor old lokies wouldn't know how to act on such nice trackwork!

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thanks guys i have to admit that the switch was made by a gentleman in new zealand his name is paul woods.
all the rest is me,many years ago i was a signals freak-that is i made a lot of mechanical signaling in 1-32 scale .all those different cranks and wheels,i was lucky enough to get into a lot of signal boxes before they were demolished.now i look for any excuse to use them in narrow gauge.i will post a underside view and thanks for tidying up my post
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