Jump to content


MOC: Ballast Wagon


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20908
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:27 AM

Posted Image

I've been busy again........
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
How this for a ballast wagon, comments welcome and keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#2 Mark Bellis

Mark Bellis

  • PaB price investigator


    Posts: 507
    Joined: 17-August 06
    Member: 910
    Country: England

Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:34 PM

What will you use for ballast?
1x1 round plates are the smallest round piece, since the various ball pieces are too big.

Interesting to test a hopper to see how well it unloads your chosen ballast.

Does it empty straight downwards, through the track, or to the sides?

Mark
Mark J E Bellis - 8mm Scale LEGO Railways, Scenery and Technic. Visit My Brickshelf
Posted ImagePosted Image  Posted Image

#3 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20908
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the reply 'Mark Bellis', I have based this hopper on the one's used in Oz and yes, it dumps in the middle not the sides.
Posted Image
Here we have ballast cars used on the Adelaide to Darwin railway (took nearly a hundred years to do but we got there in the end), although these have radio control pneumatic operated hoppers - they dump dead centre of the track.
Mine is of course manually operated, I have tried some 1x1 tiles and they were fine - it worked.
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#4 TheBrickster

TheBrickster

  • Loved Ghost Ranger


    Posts: 9642
    Joined: 15-January 05
    Member: 174

Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:46 AM

Please watch the extra large images Lightningtiger.  Our site guidelines are 800 x 600 max.  -thanks.

#5 Captain Zuloo

Captain Zuloo

  • god for 10


    Posts: 4330
    Joined: 19-July 07
    Member: 1816
    Country: Australia

Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:28 AM

Nice MOC! Good functionality there, perhaps you could build an elevated unload station. Are you familiar with the dumping facilities?
And what loco is in the photo, I don't recognise it...

Posted Image

Brick Expo 2011 - Australia's BIGGEST LEGO Expo!
www.brickexpo.com.au


#6 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20908
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:49 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Mar 24 2010, 07:58 PM, said:

Nice MOC! Good functionality there, perhaps you could build an elevated unload station. Are you familiar with the dumping facilities?
And what loco is in the photo, I don't recognise it...
Thanks 'Captain Zuloo', might just build that station you said, oh that train was the track laying of the Adelaide to Darwin railline a few years ago.
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

P.S. sorry 'The Brickster' about the oversize photo I'll watch what images I upload here. :blush:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users