Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Scratchbuilding. > Mojo's Train stacker. To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5   
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

Mojo's Train stacker. - Scratchbuilding. - More Practical Help - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Sep 1st, 2008 01:10 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 81st post
Wayne Williams
Member


Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Hudson, Florida USA
Posts: 2635
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Mojo1,
Well I just spent almost a half hour catching up on all of your posts from May through August. What can I say? It is truly amazing, not only what you've done, but actually doing it all the way to it's completion.
Just knowing that I watched it getting built makes me feel proud of it, and I didn't do a thing!:Happy

Congratulations Mojo1, Job well done!:doublethumb

Wayne



____________________
My Layout "The South Shore Line":
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=509&forum_id=21
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 07:15 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 82nd post
mojo1
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 30th, 2008
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Posts: 500
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hey Sol, the Tortoise motors had been used on my previous layout but with the cramped space I have here (acres to someone else perhaps) I wanted a lot of shelving under the layout, leaving very little head room for the motors. However, having extended the pointwork I had to use them, so basically I removed the wire already attached, fixed them on their sides on wooden brackets and ran a new wire in the form of an omega loop to take up the overrun of the motor. Hope that makes sense. Because I was adding them to the structure I couldn't find a way of them fitting under the boards, but as this part of the layout is not visible normally then this isn't a great problem. 



____________________
'
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 07:24 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 83rd post
mojo1
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 30th, 2008
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Posts: 500
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Wayne, in some respects it is a relief to have finished it, although the journey is supposed to be more meaningful than the arrival, so I have heard. Certainly, going public with this project when I joined the forum has helped keep me motivated. Even if the club/audience is virtual, the advice and encouragement has felt very real. Hopefully, barring any disasters, the story of the stacker has reached its final conclusion, except for phill's videos. Trust the hurricane season is passing you by peacefully.

Cheers



____________________
'
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2008 07:41 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 84th post
Wayne Williams
Member


Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Hudson, Florida USA
Posts: 2635
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

mojo1 wrote:
Trust the hurricane season is passing you by peacefully.

So far is has, but there is one called "Ike" that is bearing down on us right now. Should hit by the first of the week. May have to hunker down for a couple of days, or leave if it stays Cat4.

Wayne



____________________
My Layout "The South Shore Line":
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=509&forum_id=21
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2008 08:44 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 85th post
mojo1
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 30th, 2008
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Posts: 500
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Best of luck with Ike, Wayne.

Phill, this one's especially for you, (and anyone else who might be interested). However, this has to be the last one or I'll never get on with the scenics.



For this next one I'd suggest you turn the volume up to get the best effect. Although the screen appears blank there is something behind it.



Excuse the dodgy editing but video, my computer and me, don't seem to have worked it out yet.



____________________
'
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2008 09:58 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 86th post
henryparrot
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Great videos Mojo

Phill will love the carnage as he calls it poor bart took a flight

Time for the scenic work now that is going to keep you busy for quite some time.

cheers Brian.W

 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2008 10:05 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 87th post
owen69
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Mojo1,thanks that was a great demo of a fantastic job.:doublethumb
:lol::lol::cool:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 01:02 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 88th post
Marty
Enjoying the Journey


Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Posts: 5993
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

OK, you win, watching the stacker descend was seriously cool. :cool wink

Just a little bit of rolling stock on the roster there Mojo. :lol:



____________________
Marty
N Gauge, GWR West Wales
Newcastle Emlyn Layout.
Newcastle Emlyn Station is "Under construction"
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 03:56 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 89th post
phill
Hello


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Lancing West Sussex, United Kingdom
Posts: 6496
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

:wowThat is some engineering mate, love it and the best bit was the carnage, :Happylove it. Thanks.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 06:39 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 90th post
Christrerise
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That was great Mojo - I had never appreciated that you can actually run so many trains at once! Loved it.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 04:05 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 91st post
mojo1
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 30th, 2008
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Posts: 500
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Glad you enjoyed it Phill. Don't worry about the Lima Class 37 diesel locomotive that took flight with Bart-it came from somewhere called La-la, (or was it Laira?), west of London I believe. It is/was green, sort of; wobbly wheels (early Lima oval wheels which changed gauge whenever they felt like it); and rusty in a plastic sort of way. It has been returned to the scrap box, although I might just transfer it to the Western Region where I understand they have a long and honourable tradition of dealing with green rusting hulks. Bart, however, has recovered fully and will be found a place on the layout in recognition of his ordeal.

Re running the four trains at once, Chris, there are six tracks on each shelf (at a pinch you could fit 8 into the 15" width), 3 for up and 3 for down, which run into 4 tracks during the circuit of the layout before returning to the shelves. However, there is only one controller for up and one for down, so the video was artistic license. You can't control the trains individually and this was set up to satisfy Phill's request to see the trains running on and off the stacker. Sometimes I just do it myself to watch the trains go by and give them a good run out but the feedback (KPC) controllers and the Gaugemaster track cleaning units don't then function as they would otherwise, and I couldn't cope ordinarily with more than 2 running at a time. DCC has passed me by so far!

Thanks for the comments, guys, now it's time to get on with Bradford Wheregate.



____________________
'
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 1773     Current time is 12:00 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5     
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Scratchbuilding. > Mojo's Train stacker.
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.