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Tinny

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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2018, 08:43:16 AM »

Thank you roycv for your response.  :-))
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2018, 01:55:46 PM »

Fantastic build. I love how you did the research, the planning, building, and incorporating electronics into your model.  That is putting yourself into a build!

Not to intrude on your build but you may want to check out this motion system for you boat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpjf33h6EE
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2018, 06:18:25 PM »

Fantastic build. I love how you did the research, the planning, building, and incorporating electronics into your model.  That is putting yourself into a build!

Not to intrude on your build but you may want to check out this motion system for you boat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpjf33h6EE

Thank you xrad for your response and suggestion for the boat motion system.


Such a system has come to my notice after I had already planned and started to incorporate the pulley system. Otherwise I would have seriously considered it.
Other ideas have been discovered since I started. It is part of research to find things that outdate what one is currently doing. However, they may be included in future projects.
I appreciate the suggestion. :-))
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2018, 06:40:19 PM »

Since xrad has shown interest and responded to this project, I will carry on.
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The bridge span has both longitudinal and lateral bumper rollers to keep the span from getting hooked up somewhere in its travel.



Made my own version by using microswitch actuator arms, which can be bought separately.



Added vessel traffic control lights to span hut balcony railings. Fed its wires into the hut area.



There are boxed-in areas on the balconies. Boxes (A) and (B), on actual bridge, contain the drive gearing and winch drum system for raising and lowering the span. The winch motor is in the centre of the hut. It has a differential and two axles (like in a car) which are attached to the the winches (A) and (B). Other bowes contain a back-up generator, and maintainance equipment.
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2018, 10:09:18 PM »

I'm pleased to see more photos of your progress, I am fascinated by your work and attention to detail.


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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 08:30:55 PM »

I'm pleased to see more photos of your progress, I am fascinated by your work and attention to detail.

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Thank you Peter for your response, and kind words.
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The hut is made from 3 mm MDF board, 2 mm clear Perspex, and white artist card.



Completed the gangway railings. Used flyscreen for mesh.
Started painting the span.






Found a thick washer that fits perfectly over the LEDs, now they look more like beacons.
Added railings to the road edges and footpath.
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 09:48:43 PM »


I'm looking forward to see a video of this working Tinny!


Don't worry that nobody is viewing your work, as a look at the unread or replied post lists will show your thread is well attended. Sometimes a member is so on top of a project that there is little to say apart from compliments, but people will lbe popping in to see what you have done.


Keep up the good work  :-))
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2018, 11:04:54 PM »

Yup, there's plenty of us quietly watching the master at work!  :-))

It's really looking good now, keep it up!
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Re: Bridge and Boat Diorama
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2018, 08:09:01 PM »

Thank you ballastanksian and McGherkin for your responses.
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Drew up a template and started to build the towers.



This is how I insert 3 mm bamboo skewer wood as dowels.



I was surprised that it took over 11 metres of 6 mm square Tasmanian Oak to build these two.
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