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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2020, 12:06:08 PM »
Yep, I like it very much! Nicely spaced.  :thumb:

Going well Jörg!  :thumb:

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2020, 01:34:14 PM »
Hi everybody,
hope you are enjoying the rain.  :thumb:
I did find a long enough piece of N scale flex track last night so today I got to work to split it.
I also considered to have the slot for the rod that will move the crane inside the crane so it won't be that obvious.
Track loosely on the board.

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2020, 07:00:27 PM »
Nice Jörg! :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2020, 07:46:15 AM »
AWESOME Jörg!  :biggrin: :biggrin:

You should have asked me for track, I have loads  :biggrin:

Looking great.... Going to be a awesome feature on the layout.....

Cheers, Evert.

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2020, 11:05:43 AM »
 :thumb:

Ayup, could have helped you with N track too...
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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2020, 09:07:37 AM »
Hello everybody,
thanks for the offers for N scale track.  :thumb:
A bit of progress to report, I have glued down the K track and then filled in the spaces between these
with a second layer of cork as can be seen in the second photo.
Then I carefully lined up and glued on the split N scale track, first the one, left to set for 24 hours and
then lined up the second one, tested and glued that down as well.
Last photo shows the crane on the track, yes it can roll freely.  :thumb: :thumb:
Tonight I will try and solder wires to all the tracks and connect some power.

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2020, 09:47:16 AM »
Nice Jörg,

That is starting to look very, very good...... Can't wait to see it in person  :biggrin:

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2020, 10:39:53 AM »
Looking good!  :thumb:
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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2020, 05:27:20 PM »
Very nice Jörg.  :thumb:

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #69 on: September 16, 2020, 10:19:04 PM »
Hi,

okay tonight was a big moment, I connected the track power and placed the crane on its track,
yes I have power at the top.  :thumb: :thumb: :biggrin:
As can be seen by the light bulb in my fingers in the first photo.
Then I placed the 2 mm rod with a 90°bend in place and pressed the button.
The crane moves, its a bit jerky, but it works.

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2020, 04:11:11 PM »
It looks good Jörg, nice!  :thumb:

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2020, 08:12:28 AM »
It looks good Jörg, nice!  :thumb:

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It sure does!
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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #72 on: September 20, 2020, 08:44:01 PM »

The crane moves, its a bit jerky, but it works.

Hi there,

spent a bit of time with this as well and found that by adjusting the tension on the belt drive
the crane move a bit better.
I still want to improve the wheels a bit and then see if I can find the sweet spot for the belt tension.

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2020, 11:55:54 AM »
Hi there,
no update on my crane project, but I did find a very neat and well working
drive system on you tube.
This is for TT scale.
Much more complex compared to mine, but smoother operation.

https://youtu.be/8nVSf0z9RXQ

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Re: Faller B-148 coaling station, my attempt to build a working model.
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2020, 07:58:26 PM »
Hi Jörg, right up your alley. It looks great.  :biggrin:

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