Scattergun RT's scattergun workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Arty, 21 January 2015.

  1. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    As all of my recent projects are a bit light on railway content, I thought I'd post a pic of a recent pressure gauge/clock conversion.....................

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  2. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Western Thunderer

    That would look brilliant in my garage..........
     
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  3. OzzyO

    OzzyO Western Thunderer

    You have a lot of hours in your day, mate.

    As the door closed at 152 after 180.

    OzzyO.
     
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  4. Jon Fitness

    Jon Fitness Western Thunderer

    Hmm interesting, I have a spare (knackered) Leyland bus speedometer....:rolleyes:....
    JF
     
  5. Threadmark: Gate mechanism
    Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    I thought I'd put on here some other projects, past & present that have diverted me from my G3 interests.

    An associate at our club who works for the real railway was contructing an N gauge version of Staythorpe Level Crossing, Nottinghamshire.
    So I volunteered :oops: to come up with a mechanism for the single pair of gates.

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    So out comes the stash of Meccano gears, some 3/16" silver steel, a couple of axle bearings, a bit of brass angle, some PC board, a geared motor, a couple of microswitches and a few bits of wire - and a DPDT switch.

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    And it works :eek:
     
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  6. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    I've been diverted back to G1 - 10mm, temporarily, by building some of "Sixteen Mills" laser cut rolling stock kits.
    This one a LBSC 6 ton ballast wagon.
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    Plus a few Peco track pins to represent boltheads, drilling th 0.6mm holes was a bit tedious, but worth the effort.

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    The axleguards and brake gear are laminated MDF, I fitted some brass tubing as a bearings. These are from a Mid Wales brake van on the go as well.

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    Impressed, everything fitted together with no problems.
     
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