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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Here's the roof completed....
Over 1,000 individually cut tiles. I'm never doing that again. affraid
It could do with a tad more weathering perhaps.





Also in the picture is a new item of motive power.... tongue



It's a very simple rudementary sort of locotracteur fabricated from some offcuts of 2.5mm mdf on top of a butchered Playmobil R/C chassis. So no worries about electrical pick up.



The brake lever thing disguises the on/off toggle switch.



The driver btw originally hails from the Portsmouth area... Wink but fomerly worked as a tram driver on a line near Paris until its closure Sad. Having been made redundant he now finds himself on the last working narrow gauge pressoir line in France. Very Happy
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:02 pm

Arrow Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:31 am

Some accessory work...as if I have the time.... Laughing

A selection of the company's products ready for shipping, crates and containers, some of the barrels now painted, weathered and on pallets. You can see a couple of attempts at turning bottles out of wood on a lathe. I don't think I have the time and patience to produce sufficient quantities. The only thing missing now are the Apples...but they're on their way (from the U.S.A.... Shocked )



Plus I constructed a couple of very simple wagonets for internal shunting duty. These were made from plasticard and some old IP engineering wheelsets.

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:43 am

Nice work Carl. It has become a beautiful module!

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm

And....I have finished the gantry crane now and added some lights to the main building.

















And a short demonstration film:



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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:49 pm

formidable Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Merci Daniel mais je n'ai pas encore fini.

Je propose les spectateurs peuvent manipuler la grue avec le télécommande devant le module.
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:19 pm

very good idea. do not forget an emergency stop button to avoid accidents.
très bonne idée . n'oublies pas un bouton d'arrêt d'urgence pour éviter les accidents .
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Great work Carl! I've seen the clip on Youtube and it works very smoothly.

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dtsteam



Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:45 pm

Excellent model making Carl - well done!

Not least because you've found a use for that nylon rack - I've only had mine 30 odd years.....
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:13 am

Ah that old nylon rack, yes I too have had mine for about the same time.

It came with a giant bag of gears and pulleys from Proop's in Tottenham Court road.

I'm sure a lot of poeple here have followed the same nostalgic path.....
Proop's history
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Ah that old nylon rack, yes I too have had mine for about the same time.

It came with a giant bag of gears and pulleys from Proop's in Tottenham Court road.

I'm sure a lot of poeple here have followed the same nostalgic path.....
Proop's history

Can't say I've ever heard of Proop's (although it sounds like my kind of place). But for some reason Tottenham Court Road sticks in my memory from a visit to London; probably because it sounds so quintessentially British.

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Bill Wray

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of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:46 pm

I'm afraid all this automation puts my humble module to shame, it is mainly a static diorama to be viewed whilst drinking Cognac!

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:46 pm

si il y a du cognac potable , c'est très bien .

if there was drinking brandy, that's fine.


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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:02 pm

Drinking Cognac is animation enough I reckon... drunken


Une question pour Daniel:
Est ce qu'on a le droit d'utiliser les fumigènes a Chatellerault ?

A question for anyone:
Can you recommend a good homemade smoke oil recipe please? Nothing (too) toxic or explosive.

I know many of you use these things on locomotives but I have the mother of all smoke generators for installation in a building. pirat
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:22 pm

If all else fails, perhaps you could get a few Gauloises (the non-filtered variety).





As I recall, they generate quite a bit of thick, nasty smelling smoke. Just the thing for a factory.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:21 pm

hidden under modules, out of sight of the public:
reserve Cognac, Calvados, of Armagnac
and also, but only for fixed smoke or in locomotives:
deodorized oil (KERDANE) - available in AUCHAN, LECLERC...
He has also produced less L G B or SEUTHE, much more expensive.
Congratulations to KLEINE DICKE for this metal case not found France!!!!!!

cachées sous les modules , à l’abri des regards du public :
réserve de Cognac , de Calvados , d'Armagnac
et aussi , mais uniquement pour les fumigènes fixes ou dans les locomotives :
du pétrole désodorisé ( KERDANE ) -disponible dans les AUCHAN ,LECLERC .....
Il y a aussi les produits L G B ou SEUTHE ,beaucoup plus chers .
Félicitations à KLEINE DICKE pour cet étui métallique introuvable en France !!!!!!!!!
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:34 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
If all else fails, perhaps you could get a few Gauloises (the non-filtered variety).


I did say not toxic.
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:22 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:
If all else fails, perhaps you could get a few Gauloises (the non-filtered variety).


I did say not toxic.
Oops, my bad. You did indeed say not too toxic. Maybe if you stand upwind...

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:00 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
I have the mother of all smoke generators for installation in a building.

It sould really be termed the grandmother of smoke generators.





It was constructed some 25 years ago for an oo gauge layout.

It incorporates a fan housed in a funnel which is connected to a timer circuit.

The burner is a 12v soldering iron which was pretty useless to solder but smoulders oil pretty well.

Today I tried cooking oil and the workshop still smells like a chipshop. Rolling Eyes

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:45 pm

à Châtellerault , pour provoquer de l'animation , tu devrais essayer l'huile de poisson . geek

Châtellerault, to produce animation, you should try the fish oil. geek

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:57 pm

Fish oil.... Shocked

I was actually hoping to get some apple scented oil...or maybe we could just burn some of Brian's Cognac....Twisted Evil
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:03 pm

I've been working on building number two which was originally just a square box to fill the space on one of the additional extension modules.
Well now it is still a square box but with a few activities for detail.



It will have a sliding door and screen soon to hide the track behind.





There is an automated, chain operated device to move a GN15 (old converted OO bogie) tipper wagon from one opening to another.







The hook releases the wagonnet automatically (by rotating on the chain cog and sliding off the arm) as it comes to the top of the slight ramp and the wagonnet rolls back down again to its original position and waits for the hook to return.
Eventually and time willing to construct, it will fill up (with apples) from one opening and deposit in the other. The wagonnet has a tipping body, all utterly frivolous!



There is another small motorised crane on the roof and again if I get time this will be finished and operating.
The 'T' pipe chimney on the left is for the real apple flavoured smoke to waft.....geek



And lastly for now....you can't make cider without apples.... drunken
I did buy some green miniature American apples in the shape of 4mm round plastic balls but then most of apples around here are red or reddish....don't ask me what variety they are. scratch
But then I found a cheaper place in France that sells 5mm polystyrene red painted balls for about 1 euro for a bag of 200. I just added a few dabs of yellow paint to some of them.

Still a few things more to do but its almost exhibitable now although I ought to have a full rehearsal before Chatellerault.

Time will be a factor soon as I'm back at work in earnest in 10 days time. pale
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:17 pm

I wasn't too happy with the Playmobil based locotracteur as it wasn't slow enough and it was too toy like. It'll serve for the kids to play with though.

So in the quest for very slow speed running I have constructed 'locotracteur numéro deux'.
Built from scratch in plasticard this time - and btw I find Carrefour cheap liquid cyano super glue better than solvant (MekPak).
It has 3 channel 2.4gh radio control from Hobby King, just a single axle drive using a small 12v motor intended for O gauge.
1 channel is for a cheap slimline Turnigy speed controller, the second channel operates a servo controlled reverser and...the third channel operates a simple coupling/uncoupling device.














It runs off 6 nicads and almost all the equipment is housed in the bonnet.

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:04 pm

:arrow:superb engine operation , superbe engin de manoeuvre Exclamation



a few Green apples? quelques pommes vertes ?
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