New project for 'Emettman'

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New project for 'Emettman'

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:53 pm

Just discovered this:-
Banjo
Never seen one before!
Its the solution to the "all I have space for is an end to end", now you can have a roundy roundy!
Traversers and cassettes begone!
The gauntlet is down to come up with the mechanism to convert a RTR OO! :o
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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:58 pm

I can remember those, there were various shapes at different time and there was usually one being demo'd in the toy dept at Lewis's in Birmingham.
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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby Bigmet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:20 pm

It could now be done with an 0-4-0 on DCC power using a reverse loop module; the loco running on its flanges on flat 'rails' in the turns. The creation of the 'flat track' would be a piece of work though, especially if it were to transition to proper rails for straight track.

These clockwork novelties were rather fun. With some lubrication attention they could often be got to run rather faster than as supplied in the box, and would then jump the tracks and gallop away under the furniture with great regularity. I had quite a collection at one time as my Dad was involved in the organisation of the office 'children's christmas party' for some years, and of several hundred handed out some were inevitably faulty in some way and had to be replaced. The resulting 'spares' could often be repaired, ho ho ho.

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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby Dave » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:50 pm

The electrics are the only complicated bit. It is relatively easy to build your own, or modify peco points so that the train will go up one way and back the other.

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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby Mountain » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:02 pm

I used to have something similar to turn sharp corners in the form of a well geared down friction drive fire engine and ambulance with a little blue track and a bridge. While it was a loop, the corners were so sharp, the vehicles had a little arm to help them corner. They would do a good seven or so laps before the friction drive flywheel stopped.
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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby Mountain » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:10 pm

Nice. Looks like the old Lego drive system minus the control box.
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Re: New project for 'Emettman'

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:08 pm

That's brilliant Chris!
I knew you were "da MAN"!
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