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 Posted: Sun Jan 26th, 2020 03:56 pm
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I can only agree


That has just got to be worth 5 Einsteins

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I wish I could get the loom in my old Cadillac to look like that


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The Ore Bin from Kitwood Hill Models is going together nicely,
assembled the sluice gates and the chutes without any problems,
and added some extra weight to the chutes.

The only change I've made so far is the springs for the gates,
as I'm going to make them work, the ones supplied are a bit stiff for the small servos to overcome,
so made some new ones.

The operating gantry is a bit fiddly but goes together well,
I've added some additional rollers for the chute chains, and the channel guide for the chain.
Mounting four servos below is a bit tight, but it all works.

























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Hi Simon  :wave:


I hope things are going well at 'the works' !  ???


Your work on the Kitwood ore-bins looks AWESOME ...

... & operating, as well !  :bow:


Keep warm ... It's a bit chilly in Kent today.  :w:


:java::moose: :dt:


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Thanks Si.

I must get around to posting some more updates for the layout,
your post is a good prod to get on with it.

Things have moved on a bit.


Sure is chilly in Kent today,
but been warm in the workshop working on my 16mm scale models today.

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Hi Simon  :wave:


My workshop & garage have a few too many air-holes in them !  :w:

The up side is, I don't need air-con. in the summer !!  :boogie:

I love your control panels Simon.  :brill:
They bring back fond memories of my teenage years ...  :old dude:

... budget hardboard (Masonite in the U.S.) PCB etching-tape track-legended panels ...

... with brass paper-fasteners & modded Bic(TM) biro as a switch-prod. 

(Peco(TM) 'How To Do It' booklets from the '70s are responsible for that !)  :mex:

No nice LEDs or slick appearance though.  :f:



I picked on your Swanscombe ^^ panel Simon ...

... as I explored Swanscombe Marshes when a bit younger ... ;)

... & incidentally, the Southfleet 'A.P.C.M. 'coal depot, with coal wagon-tipper !  :cool:


Your theme is kinda close to my heart !  :bg:


:java::moose: :dt:


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Well that's the Ore Bin in and tested with the chalk wall in.

Replaced the door arms with brass ones as these snapped being ply.
Added some steps and a small building behind to hide the back scene.

That's the loading done, next is the unloading.



Si.

Thanks for those comments about the area.

It's something that has always interested me,
since first visiting in 1979 whilst employed on BR.

Simon



This shows it operating.

https://youtu.be/6jgPjMJNbo8





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Holy Smokes!!!!

That is so kewl.  :2t:   :thumb:

Keep up the great work!

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Thanks Steve, I'm pleased with it.

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Simon

Very impressive operating model,

something to be proud of.

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Hi Simon  :wave:


I am as impressed as Steven & Canadian Ken !  :thumb:  :bow:

Do you have any more 'done' photos, or maybe of construction ?  ???



I have seen 1 or 2 'Kitwood Hills' things, inc. several  C :cool: :cool: L  turntables ...

... pretty much, almost like scratchbuilding, but with a helpful headstart !  :)



Other than the staircase, which could easily be changed for a ladder ...

... I am MASSIVELY TEMPTED to consider those ore-bins for my 1:35n2  L:


I made a similar looking U.S. 'coaling tower' in N-scale, when I was a kid ...

... 'winged it' with no plans, cheap balsa, cardboard & Super-Glue ...

... I was proud as anything & it looked quite good, all things considered !!  :P


:s:  :s:  :s:  :s:  :s:


:java: :moose: :dt:


Si.

Nice & 'warm' in Kent today ...  :old dude:

... bit rainy though !  :f:




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