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by Bob Roegge
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: R/C 3D Locos
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Re: R/C 3D Locos

Been awhile since I posted on Gnatterbox..... I recently built a Shapeways based RC engine. I began with a 1/24th scale (Gn15) Bagnall Sipat purchased in WSF. I was not too concerned about the finish texture as my railroad is a run down derelect thing. I did sand a little but not excessively. I equi...
by Bob Roegge
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Oh yes, I have flown electric powered model aircraft since the 60's when Bob Boucher ran Astroflight and have never had a battery fire. otherDoc Oh yes......Porterfield Collegiate with a Astroflight geared 25 and 12 cell NiCad pack. Those were the days. Concerns about Lithium battery safety pale co...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Picture of rechargeable Li-ion battery in DelTang TX22.
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

One has to keep things in perspective....... RC car racers use much larger batteries (generally 5000 mah 2S 7.4v Lipos) and due to the competition factor charge at much higher rates (often 20 amps). That said, I am a RC car racer and have never experienced a battery fire. Likewise RC airplane fliers...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Gnu Bee, The Smallbrook Nellie is fairly large and I would think there is plenty of room for the entire system including the battery. As stated earlier I am using a 300 mah Lipo in most of my critters. I like to have a quick change capability so that if a battery gets low during a session I can quic...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

This is a picture of a very small Gnine critter. Built from a Bachmann N scale Plymouth 060 mechanism. The trailing car has a Deltang RX and Polulu voltage regulator. The battery sits above them and plugs into the visible connector. The Budweiser boxes cover all. It uses a 50mah battery so only runs...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Late to party but want to share my thoughts based on experience. I have a 1/24th scale 15" guage (Gn15) shelf type layout that is approx 36 foot in length. It is battery operated RC using Del Tang equipment. I have been operating it several times a week for about two years and it is pleasurable...
by Bob Roegge
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: car elevators
Replies: 34
Views: 4737

Re: car elevators

Don't laugh to hard but most of my card stock building is done with cereal boxes and tablet backs. Elmers glue works very good although I use thin CA often as it sets instantly. I also often will apply thin CA as on the outer surface to seal the card stock. The card stock becomes as rigid and sturdy...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: car elevators
Replies: 34
Views: 4737

Re: car elevators

The rivets are drops of Elmers glue (PVA). Sometimes I apply with a toothpick but for consistency I use a fine hypodermic needle and syringe. I cut the needle off flush with a dremel cutting tool to eliminate the taper. I added a little fine sand to paint to make a rough texture.

Bob
by Bob Roegge
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: car elevators
Replies: 34
Views: 4737

Re: car elevators

I like the modification to the Bachmann cars. They look more substantial. Good show.

I made several ore cars from cardstock for my High Trestle Creek layouts. Simple and cheap but not to well detailed.
by Bob Roegge
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ease of Gn15 scratch building.
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: Ease of Gn15 scratch building.

I have scratch built all my Gn15 engines and wagons. I also work a little in 1/12th. Gn15 is easier as the detail in the smaller scale is not so demanding.

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by Bob Roegge
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: STUFF one finds.......
Replies: 35
Views: 4556

Re: STUFF one finds.......

Go to On30guy.com for U.S. prices etc. Basically startup cost for one engine is - Throttle kit $32 to $38, Receiver $42, Battery $7-10, Charger $25 up. Kit building and installation of stuff is easy for anyone with soldering skills.
by Bob Roegge
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: STUFF one finds.......
Replies: 35
Views: 4556

Re: STUFF one finds.......

I support the RC idea 100%. I am building a L shaped shelf layout 15x15 in Gn15 (1/24th scale). I have built four critters for it that are RC using Del Tang equipment. Best decision ever. I have 13 stub turnouts and 2 turntables - all manually operated. Operating with RC and manual controls is great...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

Found a little time over the holidays to work on the dragons hill. Obviously in need of completion but at least it is underway. http://my.gn15.info/castle_84.jpg Decided that Rapunsel will be in one of the towers. I envision a minion on a ladder cutting her hair thus spoiling her rescue. http://my.g...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

A friend recently bought a 3D printer and made me cathedral windows for the castle. Can't imagine having to scratch build. The interior is now complete. Finishing the exterior is next. I will not be able to put off starting on the mountain much longer. http://my.gn15.info/20151222_192248.jpg
by Bob Roegge
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

Took a little time off to build the "Who Cut the Cheese" layout. Getting back to work again on this endevour. I painted the dragon. Will need to do a little more work to him. I found a neat little mechanism that will allow me to animate the wings and mouth. I will have to do the mountain s...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Who Cut the Cheese?
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: Who Cut the Cheese?

Not a clockwork motor. Critter was built around a Bachmann N gauge Plymouth switcher mechanism. Mostly cardstock and wood.

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by Bob Roegge
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Who Cut the Cheese?
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: Who Cut the Cheese?

Thanks all for the kind comments. The layout took me away from my castle project for the past week. Glad the distraction is well received.

The little critter has to stop now for a wind up.

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by Bob Roegge
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Who Cut the Cheese?
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Who Cut the Cheese?

While at the grocery a short time ago I was passing through the deli area. They were stocking the cheeses and I noticed that the large rounds of cheese came in wooden boxes. I asked for a box thinking it might be a good prop for a small layout. http://my.gn15.info/29_cheese_box.jpg During the past w...
by Bob Roegge
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

The toy castle looked like it has plenty of parts to use, yet the model looks mainly scratchbuilt. Have I missed something? Re-reading the original post, I assume your grand daughter did not let you use her castle! The toy castle was only used as a mock up of the layout idea. Too small to use and w...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Re: Help needed

No. The critter has a Bachmann Plymouth mechanism. The trailing car has a DelTang unit, Pololu voltage booster and single cell lipo battery.
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Re: Help needed

The Bachmann Plymouth mechanism is a good choice. I have built several critters using it as power. I generally use cardstock. I have posted a few threads on critters. Three are Gnine using this mechanism. You may find them helpful. Nothing original about my designs as I copied most from others like ...
by Bob Roegge
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

Whatever language is used... this is becoming quite impressive. I really like your stone work. Could you post a few pictures showing the technique you used for carving and coloring the stones please? I MUST copy this. Very simple stone work. I used 1/4" foamboard. Be careful to buy the cheap s...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Re: Château d'Œufs Cassés

Being an expert in french I had the correctly typed subject. Must have been the minions that messed it up. You know they ruined things for Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815?

Now, where do I find a french keyboard. Thanks....subject is corrected now.
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Château d'Œufs Cassés
Replies: 18
Views: 4722

Château d'Œufs Cassés

It has been a couple years since I last posted a build thread. Decided to build another whimsical layout this winter. Following my past practices I built the frame 54" x 25" and decide on two continuous loops, one below and one above. This provides for more activity when displayed. Looking...

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