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  • Wowser! Click image for larger version

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    That is some piece of equipment and a challenging modeling project.


    • Bruce,

      Very nice modeling! Lots of details, loads of info. Thanks for all the explanations and photos! Makes for an interesting read.



      • I can't really imagine taking on a project this complex, I guess I'm more of a sticks on wheels kinda guy. It's really starting to take shape!



        • Oddly it didn't start as being that complex in my head. But it's a snowball turning into an avalanche.

          Thank you all for the comments. I do appreciate the time any of you take to reply. Particular thanks to those who've followed along from the beginning.

          I have the basic idea for the cradle figured out roughly. It actually slides up and down with the main vertical I-beams. Like the real thing. Just gotta implement it a little better so it integrates as a whole. The top of the leg is sitting a little too far back into the structure. Will need to move it's axle mount on the girders forward. Even an 1/8 inch would help.

          Might need to rework the discharge chute so it does not reach so far back into the tower as well.
          bUt that won't take long to fix. Slightly different radius of final angle will help that. Makes a big hole in the floors otherwise.
          Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.