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Re: Windmill Train
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2014, 01:51:32 AM »
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I don.t think there will be a problem. As long as the blade can freely pivot on one end, and pivot and slide back and forth in the other pivot, it should have no problems. Well, I wouldn't run it over 9 inch radius curves.   :facepalm:
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Re: Windmill Train
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 02:09:21 AM »
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I agree that the loads would work fine on most model curves.  The problem is trackside clearance.  The overhang, both inside and outside, will be extreme.  Before anyones builds one of these, it might be a good idea to run a mockup using a plain piece of wood or plastic.
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Re: Windmill Train
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 12:25:25 PM »
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I don.t think there will be a problem. As long as the blade can freely pivot on one end, and pivot and slide back and forth in the other pivot, it should have no problems. Well, I wouldn't run it over 9 inch radius curves.   :facepalm:

Such is the design.  The blade can pivot 3 degrees in either direction at the mount.  This should allow the tip enough lateral movement to remain cozy in the sling on 18" radius.  With easy modifications, one should theoretically be able to run this load on any radius the cars themselves will run.  Keyword "theoretically".  Test models cannot get here fast enough. 
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