Slate Workers Sk8

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Slate Workers Sk8

Post by Crackingjob » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:49 pm

My doomed Diplock 2012 entry was a Slate Workers Skate (used to go down the inclines)
As most of us don't have steep inclines on our lines and layouts so this was my answer

It was based around a bay-blade type toy (a GX Skateboard toy)
to give power, and an outrigger which has a wheel
The outrigger nees to move forward to help keep the front wheel from jumping, and needs some weight (ie metal wheel) for better balance.

Pull the ripcord and away it goes...ish!

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Post by MDLR » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:58 am

That appears to be suitably barmy!
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Post by Pendo Pilot » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:57 pm

Superb, I like it.
Tommy Dodd may have an ARS key but I have a TASS button & a Rope Ladder, just like pirates, except the TASS button bit.

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Post by Sir Clothem Cap » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:02 pm

pity there was no track on the moty stand to test it :o
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Post by Crackingjob » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:43 pm

MDLR:68939 wrote:That appears to be suitably barmy!
Not barmy enough...the windmill (tried it) and the shaver motor loco (done that one) got commended, but Mr Bond who enetered his superb Pub on rails in the Rolling stock section, won with it in the Diplock ..didn't realise he was in it also!!!

MDLR's truck with pink feet like me got nowhere......we obviously were too clever for them or not enough wizz bangs etc for the Judges.
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Working on next years already, but still have the rubberband and bay blade technology to work on

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:52 pm

Although I was very pleased to win the diplock trophy I was not pleased to be handed a commended in the passenger stock shield as well, I felt as if I had cheated other people out of prises. The judges decided that the pub was more at home in the diplock section while judging.
I hadn't a clue that this happened and would like to apologies to anyone who understandably feels hard done by.

I really love your inventions and railway philosophy Crackingjob and can't wait to see what you have in store next time!
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Post by Crackingjob » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:00 pm

Don't worry nobody was cheated...we'll get you one day though Mr Bond.
I think it was MOTY staff who decided, and infact I was supprised when you entered it in the Rolling Stock and not Diplock as it fitted there.

Just don't stop building when you go to Uni, except when your one failed experiment away from being an evil genius

Can anyone improve on the bay blade theme???????

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Post by TommyDodd » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:04 pm

I don't think you've done anyone out of anything, ZB. In each class there can only be one winner but there's no maximum (or minimum) number of HC certificates to be handed out. Every entrant could get one if the quality warrants it (or none). The system was changed after it was noted that having 1st and 2nd place certificates meant good entries got nothing in competitive years, while in other years you only had to turn up to get something for your wall.
Well, now we know the buffer-stops work! (Heard at 2013 "Longest Day" solstice steamup)

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Post by MDLR » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:47 pm

My entry was only a bit of fun!
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Post by Crackingjob » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Yes its all fun including my teasing

I know some take it very seriously but the reason we do this is for FUN

NOW...can anyone improve on my thing...come on!

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:30 am

What else could be bay blade powered? There's the GVT's gravity inspection car?
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Post by dws » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:20 am

Mr. Bond of the DVLR:69137 wrote:What else could be bay blade powered? There's the GVT's gravity inspection car?
Did not know the GVT had a gravity inspection car, any one have a photo or drawing please.

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 am

I have a photo, I'll dig it out, no one seems to know about it!
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Post by dws » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:33 am

Mr. Bond of the DVLR:69441 wrote:I have a photo, I'll dig it out, no one seems to know about it!
Mr Bond, any luck in digging out the photo of GVT inspection wagon yet ?

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Post by Dr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:20 am

I've posted it in its own little topic
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