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De Snitzlton - Part 3


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First off I must apologize for the long delay in posting a blog, the truth is that for the time being at least, I cannot spend as much time as I'd like on model railway's. Therefore, after what seems like an eternity, here's part three of 'De Snitzlton'. This blog covers the design and construction of a trailing bogie / pony which I considered a last resort 'steam assisted uncoupler' method as I much preferred the original design that featured in Part 1, but this design failed to deliver. This blog also illustrates the construction and wiring of the locomotive to run on DCC.

 

What is Fun Town ? : Fun Town is a  small table top module that can be used alone or form part of a larger unit, it fit's like a jigsaw piece to the Walls Traverser Cover to create a small 36" x 18" layout over the top of Snitzl Town's traverser.

 

Done so far : Overhead Tram, Jules Verne's Flying Ship, Steam operated Traverser, Market Stall Wagons and Market Stall Engine without DCC uncoupler.

 

Still to do : Steam Tram, Stall Replenish Wagon, Animated Figues, Hot Air Balloon, Interior racking & goods for the Warehouse, Gantry Crane and anything else that may be appropriate, in other words, a bit of fun.

 

Regards Snitzl

 

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Thanks for Looking.

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Innovative design and workmanship as ever Snitzl. 

 

The round spoke wheels are very fine. Clever idea with the split body pony, isn't copperclad wonderful stuff. 

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13 minutes ago, Dave John said:

, isn't copperclad wonderful stuff. 

Thanks Dave, I can't recall if I've ever made a loco without some copperclad, it's a big thankyou to the electronics industry for creating something so useful for us model makers. 

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Extraordinary work. Your creativity and problem solving abilities never cease to amaze me. Fantastic!

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I'm always excited to see you post, Snitzl. Seeing this latest development I began to think "steam punk", but it isn't really that. It's more unique and imaginative. Steam Jazz? Steam Rock and Roll?

 

Whatever. No categories apply. Nothing like it in the whole wide world!

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4 hours ago, Mikkel said:

I'm always excited to see you post, Snitzl. Seeing this latest development I began to think "steam punk", but it isn't really that. It's more unique and imaginative. Steam Jazz? Steam Rock and Roll?

 

Whatever. No categories apply. Nothing like it in the whole wide world!

Thanks Mikkel, When I started 'Fun Town' I saw myself as a model maker taking a short break from traditional historic prototype model making but it's turned into a very long short break. I feel quite flattered that some members have catagorised some of my work as 'Steam Punk' and that's understandable with all those metal gears and pinions. Once the paint's are applied, the model's morph from 'Steam Punk' to 'Steam Fun'.

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Fabulous modelling backed up by great inspiration.  Sheer delight and 'steam fun'

 

Any chance of some video to show it in operation?

 

Not sure about LEDs though - how about some sort of miniature carbide lamps :)

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31 minutes ago, MikeOxon said:

Fabulous modelling backed up by great inspiration.  Sheer delight and 'steam fun'

 

Any chance of some video to show it in operation?

 

Not sure about LEDs though - how about some sort of miniature carbide lamps :)

Thanks Mike, I intend to have a dabble with video's but before I do, I need to get familiar with the software and design a youtube page. 

 

LEDS : Set yourself a real challenge, how about miniature mercury discharge lamps.

 

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