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« Reply #360 on: December 21, 2019, 06:09:47 PM »

Here is another.
All this stuff is very fragile so it has a special place later I will show you very much like a science size of box-60 cm long22 cm wide and 6 cm deep-24,9 and 2.5 inches. Multilayers
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« Reply #361 on: January 04, 2020, 04:16:29 PM »

Good morning all.
This little loco dumper caught my eye perfect for South Creek.
This is my reference so it really is a blank canvas, my ideas so far 2100 mm long by 1050 mm wide[7 foot by 3.6 feet]. Looking around I already have a lot of the pieces and the skiff is a perfect place for the motor.
As a side thought please spare a thought for the fires in Australia to get it in perspective so far an area the size of France has burnt .half a billion native animals have died many human lives mass evacuations and no rain on the horizon, repeated firestorms
.Dodon't brush it off as the Northern Hemispheres summer is approaching.
cheers, Kim.
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« Reply #362 on: January 04, 2020, 07:24:46 PM »

Your model probably will have more charm than the full size dumper.

As (all of) you know, a little over a year ago I had to grab the cats and evacuate for four days. Enormous waves of fire came within half a mile of our house and I didn't know whether it would survive. We live near a large open space with many deer, mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, rabbits, birds, ... everything. I hate to think about how many were unable to escape or others whose already difficult survival became much harder.

Most fires in California have been the result of arson, carelessness, or sparking power lines. In other words, PEOPLE CAUSED NEARLY ALL THE FIRES. I hope that has not been the case in Australia. And I hope, somehow, fire fighters are able to put a quick end to the current holocaust.

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« Reply #363 on: January 04, 2020, 09:32:54 PM »

Hi Russ.
usually, there is the fair share of lunatics out there but the big influence is it has been so dry and very hot yesterday 30 k inland from where I live was 47.5 degrees C that is 117 degrees F ouch hot. You wake up every morning observe how much smoke is about this gives a good indication of what the fires are doing  The Australian bush will come back it needs fire to reproduce animals also will come back but the big worry is the lack of water once the politicians stop point-scoring there needs to be a massive investment in water . Most likely all this will end with a massive typhoon hitting a city of 5.5 million great. If you had a warped sense of humor like myself you could see the similarities of an SF story the doomsayers as the temple of climate change and the wicked media baron representing the climate deniers, myself I feel the world is changing fast perhaps a religious theme could be woven into it also
Anyway, the dumpster on wheels a very easy to build it will take a few versions but you are right the devil is in the character.
Cheers Kim
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« Reply #364 on: January 05, 2020, 12:04:38 AM »

That dumper looks like a great subject to model -- lots of character.
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« Reply #365 on: January 05, 2020, 05:22:56 AM »

Pretty thing, Kim. I think I have to build one for my layout too.
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« Reply #366 on: January 05, 2020, 06:09:01 AM »

hi all .Bernard that is great that you are thinking also to build one with your skills it will be impressive.
Mine will be a bit different for one thing it will be using a gauge of 9 mm you use 16,5 mm yes. Also, the motor in the photo it is a 2 or 4 stroke with a fuel container on the top I can't make this so I am going to introduce another motor assembly made up with bits and pieces that are leftover. I wanted a company like mini art to produce a plastic version in 1/35 of a small engine very handy then you could make all those crazy pallet movers from 1950 ish I am looking forward to your version.
My detail will be about the load 4 versions spring to mind each could be removable and attached to a dummy base that covers the motor in the skiff. Helmut has made the observation that the skiff could be either tipped to the front or twisted to the side crazy detail luckily mine will be completely fixed.
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« Reply #367 on: January 05, 2020, 07:05:03 AM »

Hello Kim,

here is a version with a VW industrial engine with 24 hp.

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« Reply #368 on: January 05, 2020, 08:59:02 AM »

What a great way to take all of the needs for a day at the beach over the dunes to the shore.
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« Reply #369 on: January 05, 2020, 09:59:40 AM »

Kim, I found this a long time ago. But I like your version better. I still have unfinished lorry kits from Hesketh Scale Models that I can modify accordingly. For the motorization I could maybe use the engine from a motorcycle model kit (like for my motorcycle-powered critter).


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« Reply #370 on: January 05, 2020, 01:05:46 PM »

Thanks for posting other examples, Helmut and Bernhard. -- Russ
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« Reply #371 on: January 05, 2020, 01:47:43 PM »

Here is another one ...


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« Reply #372 on: January 05, 2020, 09:37:29 PM »

I am not sure how I have started using 9 mm gauge mechanisms but with these small large scale models, they do the job very well. Here are 3 commercially avalable mechanisms that you can use .
Starting at the top.
Tomy Tec made in Japan very good value for money but bulky
The new Kato 11-109 promising better performance good value but the wheelbase is too long for my tight radiuses.
Mini Trains made in Germany my choice can run all day at a crawl very good on tight corners but expensive.
If you have any more to add please feel to add.
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« Reply #373 on: January 12, 2020, 11:13:08 PM »

Good afternoon.
Progress the little skiff in wheels is taking shape.
Believe me that I tried all sorts of model motors and the only one that works are industrial battery , it seems appropriate for such a loco. The load is a separate model as is the driver.It is going to be fun to detail and paint the skiff on wheels.
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« Reply #374 on: January 13, 2020, 03:55:10 AM »

Looks all right. It's a good idea to hide the motor in the skiff.
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