Bachmann Cranky Crain

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Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby forest446 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:07 pm

Has anybody used servos to motorise the Bachman’s cranky thinking with couple of servos I can have rotation Crain an raising an lowering hook.
Has anybody done it and any issues I might experience.
I have couple of the servo test wheels for control ether than programming like a mega point controller
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Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby Mountain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:47 pm

Not tried it myself. I don't think others have as no ones answered. Give it ago and see what you can do. :)

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Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby forest446 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:36 pm

Yeah I will do
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Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby Flashbang » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 pm

forest446 wrote:Has anybody used servos to motorise the Bachman’s cranky thinking with couple of servos I can have rotation Crain an raising an lowering hook.
Has anybody done it and any issues I might experience.
I have couple of the servo test wheels for control ether than programming like a mega point controller

If we knew what exactly a "Bachman’s cranky thinking" is and we might be able to comment, or do as suggested just do it and post results for whatever the topic is referring to???

What are a ... "couple of the servo test wheels for control"
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Broken? It was working correctly when I left it.

forest446
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Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby forest446 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:23 pm

The cranky Crain is from the Bachman Thomas range.
It’s more of a toy than a scale model.
The servo test control is basically a wheel on a box you turn the wheel an servo moves
It’s not programmed like the around boards
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Re: Bachmann Cranky Crain

Postby forest446 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:25 pm

You can get a micro servo in the crane frame
So it turns from one side to the other.
But there is no room in the crane top to get one in to use as a lifting motor so will have to Sri it by hand
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