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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  09:16:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made the famous initial post mistake, and lost about a half page of the latest addition to BurleyJims' Amusement Park. It's a double head banger!

Jim

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  10:02:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I spent most of yesterday working on the beginning of the Ferris Wheel. I was going to do a Roller Coaster, but the size would have been a little much to deal with. After losing the verbiage from my initial post, I'm trying to sort through my thoughts on this. I first attempted to build the wheel about 3 weeks ago. Total disaster! The material I was using picked up a lot of moisture after the shop floor flooded, and the humidity was crazy in there. I was going to try and glue 4 sections together to make a VERY large wheel. I scaled back and decided to build a more modest approximately 75' HO scale wheel. It's not the London Eye, but then again it won't take 30 minutes to make one loop.

I wanted to be able to seat 3-4 folks in a chair. So I went around with a tape measure to establish a SBW (Standard Butt Width) value. Your SBW's may vary. The first attempt was OK but, there was no way of suspending it to be able to keep level around the loop. So here is the start...



The side pieces are added, again printed on a flat plate.


Glued in place to make one chair.


A 1 mm shaft is put through, and balance is checked.


It worked!

Next up will be the wheel, but I gotta run out for a while.

Jim




Edited by - BurleyJim on 08/25/2019 10:04:19 AM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  12:33:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm back for a short while. The wheels were printed, and primered yesterday.



The small holes will allow me to press fit the 1 X 3mm bearings.




The holes were filed to allow the bearings only one way in.

Separators printed up, and will keep the wheels at a constant width.

Separators in place on the first wheel.


Never take this shot while laying on your back! It is drying over night.

Jim







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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Jim!

The B&M had all of that seat-width data rght after WWII, when they did a well-advertised study at North Station conducted by "Professor Wooten of Harvard" to determine seat widths for new commuter coaches and long-distance lightweights. The normally in-my-face Intertoobz don't seem to have this information available right now, or at least have decided not to release it to me.

James (jbvb) may have better resource information.

You're on your own!

Have fun!

Pete
in Michigan



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slimrails
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:21:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like another fun project, Jim. I'll be watching this one as you go along.


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Rail and Tie
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rail and Tie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome build idea. I like where you are headed with this one.

Ever considered lighting the wheel with LEDs? Easier than you think with something like these micro sliprings for wiring.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/6ways-small-capsule-slip-ring-1A_62032817226.html?spm=a2700.details.maylikeexp.7.4e01612aeQkMlR


"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Youre rolling right along! Really in the swing of things. Ill take a seat and see what rolls by.

Karl Scribner
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k9wrangler
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:41:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Id reckon the SBW is a bit greater than post WW-II. By 25% minimum.

Karl Scribner
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George D
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  2:16:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're off to a good start, Jim. This is going to be interesting to follow.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  2:20:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

Id reckon the SBW is a bit greater than post WW-II. By 25% minimum.



After our trip to DQ yesterday, I think you are on the low side with that estimate. Whew! Some salad bar candidates there.

Jim



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railman28
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  3:27:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, It's looking so good!
Looks like a fun but challenging project.
Did you print the seats with a pilot hole for the 1mm Rod or just drill it out after printing?

Bob


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 08/25/2019 3:29:50 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  4:55:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim great start. Another beauty coming up!!

Jerry

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  5:06:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Jim, It's looking so good!
Looks like a fun but challenging project.
Did you print the seats with a pilot hole for the 1mm Rod or just drill it out after printing?

Bob



Bob, I printed the hole in there. There is a little shrinkage with ABS plastic, so I figured on 1.2 mm and the 1mm wire slips in with almost no play. Came out pretty good. Haven't got the drill out yet, just the Grobet files in a few spots.

Jim



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  5:09:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

Id reckon the SBW is a bit greater than post WW-II. By 25% minimum.



Based on the size of the chair in which they rolled me out of the hospital on Thursday. I think the operative word is "minimum," and the number is much higher.

Pete
in Michigan



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  5:10:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Jim great start. Another beauty coming up!!



Thanks Jerry, We're all counting on seeing the updates on the 'machine shop' here in 2019. The beach will be closing up soon.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  5:17:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rail and Tie

Awesome build idea. I like where you are headed with this one.

Ever considered lighting the wheel with LEDs? Easier than you think with something like these micro sliprings for wiring.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/6ways-small-capsule-slip-ring-1A_62032817226.html?spm=a2700.details.maylikeexp.7.4e01612aeQkMlR

Tie and or Rail,

I haven't considered it, too many other pieces and parts to get a handle on. Are you building something with those micro sliprings?

Jim





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