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Discussion in 'G3' started by Arty, 27 April 2015.
Interesting to see how it's made, but it looks like a dangerous piece of machinery!
The best kind of machinery are the most dangerous.
Made slightly less so by the obligatory piece of tinsel
Hells bells that stuff looks lethal!
Really convincing (and completely crackers) I hope you keep it all going
That's a relief - I thought it was part of a previous machine operator!
That is utterly completely fantastically wonderfully bonkers.
Well done that man!
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 ?
Looks like a good start to an Emett contraption from here
And in true rivet counting tradition, they are all right handed barbs. Are you sure there were not left handed barbs too?
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
A bit of tracklaying.
A bit more progress, it's very tight through the turnouts, but I get some really good flange squeal from the check rails.
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.
The squeaking is perfect as well.
And no gedunk when passing over the frog, very nice! Are you getting a sound card for the Ruston?
I have a sound card in this Ruston, I disconnected it so I could hear the track noise
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.