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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 07:37:23 PM »
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Rio Grande Southern C-16 #12 circa 1940-ish. Out of service since the early 1920s, RGS 12 sat rusting away with several of her sisters outside of Durango for nearly 20 years as they were stripped of parts to keep other engines running. In 1942, the derelict RGS C-16s were finally scrapped for the war effort. This is the Wisemann Model Services derelict C-16 kit. The kit is resin and white metal castings.







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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 08:43:46 PM »
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Anyone else old enough to remember the Steer Inn franchise 15 cent burgers?




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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 09:59:47 PM »
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I wanted to try and improve a CMW fuel truck for my layout.  I moved the cab back a little and the tank needs to be glued tight to the frame in the front otherwise it sits too high.  I changed the company name and painted the wheels.  I actually messed up the glass so I made a new windshield using Krystal Klear. It was weathered with a thin wash of mud .

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 10:44:32 PM »
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Rio Grande Southern C-16 #12 circa 1940-ish. Out of service since the early 1920s, RGS 12 sat rusting away with several of her sisters outside of Durango for nearly 20 years as they were stripped of parts to keep other engines running. In 1942, the derelict RGS C-16s were finally scrapped for the war effort. This is the Wisemann Model Services derelict C-16 kit. The kit is resin and white metal castings.



Man, you are *GOOD* modeler!  Wow!
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 11:54:43 PM »
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Man, you are *GOOD* modeler!  Wow!

Wow, thanks Pete!

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 01:51:59 AM »
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I think 15 cent burgers were before even my time.  The earliest records I have are A&W plain burgers for 45 cents in the very early 70s.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2022, 01:54:50 AM »
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A little more work on the diesel crane this week, including preparation of the cab floor and the boom:




I glued the boom in at an angle so that the pulleys on top of the boom are more or less level with those at the top of the cab:




The boom also needs to clear the side walls on the adjacent idler car.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 08:12:37 AM »
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I've been whittling away on two other dioramas, which I will eventually feature in new Layout Engineering threads when I'm further along. For now, here's a look at a completed animation for the diorama "Saturday at the Park," which features an assortment of fun little set pieces.


More about the animation: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/animation/project-56.htm

More about the diorama: http://davidksmith.com/modeling/layouts/AnimationCollection/anim-5.htm
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 10:19:08 AM »
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Always admired your animations!  How does the linear slide work so smoothly?  I've had difficulties putting them together on my layout.  I see the toothed rail and assume motor 4's gear rides on it to drive the copter, but what holds everything together and not tip or cog up over the teeth, yet allows it to travel?
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 10:26:25 AM »
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Always admired your animations!  How does the linear slide work so smoothly?  I've had difficulties putting them together on my layout.  I see the toothed rail and assume motor 4's gear rides on it to drive the copter, but what holds everything together and not tip or cog up over the teeth, yet allows it to travel?

The gears are not weight-bearing; they only move the carriages. The outer carriage has a segment of telescoping square tube that slides along the next size down square tube, at the top of the mechanism, so the carriage simply hangs on it. The inner carriage is a slab of thick styrene that slides in a pair of C-channel stock; the rack and drive gear are hidden behind it.

Edit: You can see the square tubing slider in the video starting around 0:40.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 10:58:27 AM »
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Just when I thought I have seen it all, DKS tops himself again!
I assume that you are using small (hypodermic?) tube to keep the heli's fuselage from spinning, while a rotating shaft (wire) inside the tubing spins the rotor.  What size tubing and wire did you use?
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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2022, 11:04:59 AM »
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As an R/C pilot, that is AWESOME!  I think if you paint the support wire to the helicopter a flat black it may stand out less.  The silver reflects the room light and draws attention to it.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2022, 11:07:32 AM »
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For now, here's a look at a completed animation for the diorama "Saturday at the Park," which features an assortment of fun little set pieces.

DKS...brilliant. Simply, brilliant!

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Re: Weekend Update 6/26/22
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2022, 11:15:27 AM »
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Thanks, all! It was a fun little project that I built last year, and just got around to getting the surrounding scene finished this year.

Just when I thought I have seen it all, DKS tops himself again!
I assume that you are using small (hypodermic?) tube to keep the heli's fuselage from spinning, while a rotating shaft (wire) inside the tubing spins the rotor.  What size tubing and wire did you use?

The stainless steel hypo tube is 0.010" OD, 0.005" ID. The wire inside of it is 0.004" stainless music wire.



As an R/C pilot, that is AWESOME!  I think if you paint the support wire to the helicopter a flat black it may stand out less.  The silver reflects the room light and draws attention to it.

I tried that, but it showed up more. When viewed in person, the wire reflects the scenery around it, and is practically invisible. This effect, however, is hard to capture on video, for whatever reason.
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