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Offline shipto

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Re: carousel
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2016, 04:16:00 PM »
Finally have progress to report on this long drawn out project. The major stumbling block (apart from getting sidetracked with other things) has been gearing to move the horses up and down and I have finally solved this problem I brought a 115 tooth 20dp meccano crown gear and after many failed tries I have made 8 off 22 tooth gears to match it.
Then I finished the little jig for bending the wire which the cams are formed from, it is 2mm fencing wire. so third picture shows all the bits presented in place on the top board which has already had the slots cut to allow the gears to mate with the crown gear underneath. I may have to increase the size of these slots a little as the wire is a little thick to bend sharply for holding the gear in place, I also need to cut out the openings for the cam sections of the wire.

Now I have got over this major hold up I am hoping that progress will be much better now.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2016, 05:17:31 PM »
Good old Meccano!

I have about 50+ kgs of it stashed away!

I actually built the giant block setter as featured in all the publicity stuff!

It was in a Dublin toy shop over Christmas a long time ago. I still have the control cabin gearbox stuff and the cubic bit that runs on the rails. The geared roller bearing is a replica! originals are now worth a fortune!

The 6 foot boom was dismantled!!
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Re: carousel
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2016, 04:20:03 PM »
I  got a meccano set about 50 years ago for christmas it was one of my favorite things for years well next to the rocket  crystal radio.  :beer:

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Re: carousel
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2016, 04:35:53 PM »
I never got to play with meccano much as a kid :(
Its on my list as soon as grandkids get old enough though  :)
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Re: carousel
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2016, 05:36:10 PM »
@Shipto:

Best start buying now as there are still a few UK resellers of SH parts.
I used to send these guys loads-of-money:

http://www.hsomerville.com/mwmailorder/

But for the grandkids a good starter set (#4 or so) and get grandad to explain th edetails and job done. More madmodders in the pipline!
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Re: carousel
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2016, 07:03:19 PM »
Have you used the 3d software it looks as if it could come in handy!

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Re: carousel
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2016, 02:53:51 AM »
I understand that Mecano is now made in Pas de Calais in France. Bins Road Liverpool when I was a boy.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2016, 03:31:52 PM »
Well after so long with nothing at all to report on this project the progress is dizzying  :lol:
Bank holiday today (sorry Scotland didnt mean to rub it in  :lol:) so first off went around my mates to use his bandsaw to rip a bit of wood into 6mm strips one of which I wrapped in plastic and inserted the pipe from a wallpaper steamer in one end so I could make a circle for the decorated top bit. While at mates workshop I made use of his sander to clean up some little laminates I made as supports for the middle of the cams.
Once I got home I did the circle which took a bit of work as the wood I had was some old stuff which had nail holes and these made keeping a circle difficult I may have to redo this with some better wood but we will see. I glued the supports to the top and once dry I made the channels that the cam wire sits in.
I am still a little unsure how best to secure the gears to the wire, I am thinking of soldering them together but any ideas would be listened to.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2016, 03:28:22 PM »
Have got the top looking more carousel like now  :)
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Re: carousel
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2016, 03:25:24 PM »
Most of the work on the mechanical bits has been done this weekend and it can all be stripped off again to tidy it all up.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2016, 02:10:53 AM »
This seems to be coming along nicely Shipto.
     I realize that there is a long way to go so will be patiently waiting along with the rest to see the finished product. I did see one at the Melbourne model engineers expo about two years ago and it was fantastic. Carousel music and all.
Congrats on getting this far even with (as I recall) being interrupted by other projects and honey do stuff.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2016, 06:08:18 PM »
Thanks the hardest part for me is going to be the decoration, I am not great at the arty stuff and the old failing eyesight isnt going to help any.
Not even decided on the words to go around the top yet with the exception of Madison(s) which is my grandaughters name  :doh: only another 5 to go.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 02:38:19 AM »
That be a Problem we share Shipto. Arty stuff is not in my repertoire either. Set square, T square and drawing board, (now superseded by CAD) is my preference.
  I suppose one could go all modern art and just chuck paint at it?  :hammer: No, Bad John Bad.  :loco:
Oh well, we like challenges and testing our skills. er, supposedly anyway.  :scratch:
I'm sure you will come up with something rather spectacular. Bribe an arty friend perhaps?
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Re: carousel
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2016, 05:19:42 PM »
Ask the wife she could have a hand in it they usually do crafty stuff with their friends or they do out here.

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Re: carousel
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2016, 04:45:04 PM »
Ask the wife she could have a hand in it they usually do crafty stuff with their friends or they do out here.
Not my wife she tries things on occasion and usually loses interest about a quarter of the way through  :bang:
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Re: carousel
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2016, 11:23:02 AM »
Well not entirely happy with my attempt at the artwork but I guess it will show its all done by hand  :scratch:
The outlining is done and started to do the borders but was not going straight enough so will leave it to dry and mark a guide line before I continue.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2016, 05:27:24 PM »
Bit better
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Re: carousel
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2016, 05:32:32 PM »
Looks good I'm sure she will be thrilled!

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Re: carousel
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2016, 06:13:39 PM »
Is that a British spelling of 'marvelous'?
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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2016, 03:08:51 AM »
Yes Marv - that's the normal spelling of Marvellous:

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/marvellous

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Re: carousel
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2016, 10:30:35 AM »
Yes Marv - that's the normal spelling of Marvellous:

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/marvellous

Thanks.  I try to keep track of the differences between British and American spelling but I'd never encountered this one before.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2016, 11:25:19 AM »
The mid Atlantic is full of odd letters and the like that get lost in transit  :lol:
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Re: carousel
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2016, 01:52:08 PM »
 :lol: do you think the missing i from aluminum is there?
Anyway added some bling today.
editted to put correct photo in post.
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Re: carousel
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2016, 02:35:49 PM »
That's looking really good!

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Re: carousel
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2016, 03:16:56 PM »
:lol: do you think the missing i from aluminum is there?


 :lol:

More like Klutz was probably just trying to be a smart arse.

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