RT's G3 workbench - Industrial diorama/layout

Discussion in 'G3' started by Arty, 27 April 2015.

  1. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

  2. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Interesting to see how it's made, but it looks like a dangerous piece of machinery!


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  3. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    The best kind of machinery are the most dangerous.
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  4. Rob R

    Rob R Western Thunderer

    Made slightly less so by the obligatory piece of tinsel :)

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  5. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Hells bells that stuff looks lethal!

    Really convincing (and completely crackers) I hope you keep it all going:p

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  6. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    That's a relief - I thought it was part of a previous machine operator! :confused:


  7. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    That is utterly completely fantastically wonderfully bonkers.

    Well done that man! :thumbs:

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  8. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Barbed wire update !

    Made an improvement to the "barb " production.

    Where would we be without Meccano ?
    On the left is the bit that winds the barb, using the wire stored on the reel on the right. running through the middle of it all is the centre wire.

    The winding end, the brass tube wraps the barb as you rotate the assy, but you have to make the loop, and hold it still for the next wrap.

    It's still a bit tedious but quicker and easier.

    I wonder if I could motorize it ?
  9. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Looks like a good start to an Emett contraption from here :)
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  10. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    And in true rivet counting tradition, they are all right handed barbs. Are you sure there were not left handed barbs too?;)
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  11. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Quite possibly Mike, although if you look into the history of barbed wire ( which I’m sad to say I have done ) since barbed wire was invented in the 1860s, there have been numerous versions, but most recent types have 4 barbs.
    Single wire 2 barb does / did exist so I’ve taken the easy option.
    I have looked at the history of corrugated iron and telegraph poles, but I’ll spare you the details
  12. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    A bit of tracklaying.


  13. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    A bit more progress, it's very tight through the turnouts, but I get some really good flange squeal from the check rails.

  14. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    This is what I would like to replicate.

    This is a quick clip of a first run, its a bit wobbly - transmitter in one hand, phone in the other.

  15. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Very nice.
    The squeaking is perfect as well.
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  16. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    And no gedunk when passing over the frog, very nice! Are you getting a sound card for the Ruston?
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  17. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    I have a sound card in this Ruston, I disconnected it so I could hear the track noise :D
    Trouble is the speed controller whistles ( the transmitter batteries are about flat so that was beeping as well ) and in this instance I'm not sure the R/C is the way to go.
    I intend insulating all the trackwork so I can go back to basics and decide if track power is the best way to go.
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