G'day again all
Thinking about the speed of the fork lift/tractors I think that possibly a new motor, with an extra gear or two could bring the speed down to a more manageable level.
Or if that is not physically possible it might be possible to slow the motor using either a resistor (probably not a good idea), a couple of diodes (better ---- maybe not ?) or an electronic circuit to produce a series of pulses similar to the output of a PWM controller (probably the best engineering solution).
Will have to pull my fork-lift apart to see what is actually possible.
Although I USED to have a tracked vehicle with a suitably slow speed which would have been eminently suitable. From memory it would have been capable of driving over code 100 track without really thinking about it. Unfortunately I left it behind when I came out to Oz in '69.
Getting back to the original point of this thread. Just thought that you might be interested in my first attempt at an animal propelled vehicle.
Built in the mid 80's in OO9 scale with a Kato motor bogie for propulsion.
No animation for the legs but the camel is pivoted so the whole thing bends around corners.
Although shunned by 'rivet counters' was popular with the kids at exhibitions -- especially when the camel stopped at an operating water tower for a drink.
Hasn't run for a number of years now but I hate to think just how many miles (kilometres) it has actually travelled. Big advantage of camels over horses ???? No coconuts required !