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This is my little layout I am building to demonstrate my 1:76 RC vehicles, as there wasnt really the room on my other layout Made Upton.

 

Its pretty simple, just a line in which leads to a headshunt, and three sidings. Ballast is brought in by road, tipped, and loaded into the wagons before being taken away. On the right will be an HGV / PSV servicing facility so I've got an excuse to bring other trucks, buses and vans on and off scene. Its 1600 x 600mm, plus a small fiddleyard (for both wagons and road vehicles) on the left.

 

I'm exhibiting it at the Severn Valley Railway on April the 7th/8th, and maybe a few more places in the future too :) 

 

This is the track plan:

 

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Pictures:

 

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Here's a video of the ballast loader operating (filmed a while ago when I was really bad at driving it and half of the layout wasnt finished)

 

 

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Guest ShildonShunter

Hi Pikey I love the look of your layout and great to see an rc ballast loader can't wait to see more.

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Looks an interesting layout.

Love the rc loader did you make it or buy it? 

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Pikey,

 

I saw your video on YouTube a few weeks ago, I was seriously impressed with the RC loader - I'd love to know how you crammed everything in, and what RC gear you used.

 

JRB

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I have a thread in the 'Remote Control' section of the forum on building a transit van and various other vehicles including the loader. Its in the 'Specialist Interests' section, so no-one ever really goes in there :) 

 

It uses a Deltang receiver, a normal (but really small) servo mounted inside the cab to steer, a motor/gearbox from Polish company KKPMO to drive the rear wheels, and two motors with planetary gearboxes to operate the arm and bucket. Its fairly tatty now, to be honest, as I made a load of mistakes building it - so I've got another one awaiting a proper conversion.

 

I'm selling the Transit van kits on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JPModels2018), not sure whether to offer a kit for the loader or not, as its really difficult to build. But it was my original inspiration to look into the whole RC thing, after I saw a video on Youtube and basically couldn't believe it was possible :)

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Here's a little video I made yesterday :) 

 

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Did you think about fitting the annoying reversing siren on the loader, or would that be just too annoying for the operator!

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Really nice and I love the remote control vehicles.

 

Jerry.

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I've now made a fork-lift attachment for the loader which I can swap for the bucket with a (sort of) quick release mechanism. I can now load/unload wagons. So far I've got packs of railway sleepers, underground tanks, IBCs and boxes on pallets. Here's a quick video of me loading a tank onto a flatbed lorry trailer:

 

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Here's the flatbed motorised:

 

 

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Very clever it’s like to hobbies in one model railways and rc vehicles really hard to believe there oo scale

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My facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JPModels2018/ has more info on all the different vehicles. I have 10 now:

 

Leibherr 580 wheel loader

Network Rail Transit van

Network Rail Land Rover Defender

AEC coal lorry (made this for my dad's steam era layout)

Eddie Stobart Scania 94D curtainsider with working lights

Scania beavertail lorry with working ramps and beacon

Wains Transport articulated tipper lorry with working tipper

J R Adams articulated flatbed lorry

Plaxton 3500 Shearings coach

M1A1 Abrams tank (!)

 

I am currently working on a DAF LF roadsweeper, and a Kibri HO kit of a 100T rail crane :)

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I've now finished the roadsweeper :) 

 

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I'll be at the Ludlow model railway exhibition this Saturday :) 

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Guest Saltburn

Fantastic little RC vehicles a pleasure to watch on your videos.;)

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Trains are normal DCC control as I wanted to retain the ability to use the sound functions, and as I already had the NCE Powercab from a previous layout :) 

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