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Glen A
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Postby Glen A » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:59 am

The next little annimation (I have been meaning to add for some time).

The safety gate at the top of the mine shaft.
It operates manually by pull wire.

Here is the parts mock up:

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and mounted underneath.

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Gate Closed:

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Gate Open:
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A nice little project completed in an afternoon (I don't know why I didn't do it sooner :roll: )

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Postby Glen A » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:12 am

Well the last years been a bit crap.

Several big earthquakes.
Last year's train show got cancelled because of an earthquake.
A replacement show earlier this year also got cancelled due to another big earthquake that killed many people.

But we finally got our train show this weekend.

And the people of Christchurch may have been shaken up a bit, but they still love Gn15... :!:

I came home with one more item than I left with, (and no.. it wasn't junk I bought on the second hand table :roll: )

It was this......

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p.s. we had 5 small earthquakes while the show was on, which unsettled some of the out of town visitors a bit.

p.p.s photos from the show in the next few days when I get time to sort them out.

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:36 am

Congratulations. Very well deserved.

I'm sure it was great to finally get the exhibition under the belt.
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Postby Adrian » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:34 pm

G'day Glen

Well done and justly deserved.

Cheers
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Postby PeterH » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:39 am

Congratulations Glen. Perhaps while you are holding the trophy you could replace that loop of metal/branch (??) with a small pizza (a branch line of course), and motorise the loco.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:16 am

Thanks for your comments Guys.

Peter; Yes good idea with the pizza track. (but then they would probably ban me from winning it again. So maybe not. :wink: ). The modellers choice trophy is also made from damaged stock that a shop donated, because they couldn't sell.

Haven't had a chance to do the photos, but here is a quick video I put together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFGktQUNBQM

It only shows some of the layout. The other parts can be found on previous videos I have posted.

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Postby Korschtal » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Congratulations Glen... I like the gate design as well...
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Postby Adrian » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:33 pm

G'day Glen

Just loved that video .....
It was great to see all those 'things' that you have been working on in the past months coming together.

You have indeed produced a work-of-art.
A busy little railway that has a sense of purpose and more than enough movement to keep the punters entertained for a long, long while.

Just hope that my Acme layout is half as entertaining when 'finished'. :D

Keep up the good work.
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