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DanoNJ
06-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Here's a few pictures of the start of my trolley build. Trolley will be appox 10" wide by 24" long (height to be determined). The motor, sprocket and chain are from a scooter. Used 3x4", 1x2" box steel and some flat stock. Wheels are from a rollerskate, guide wheels are from casters. Motor will run at 5vdc - although this is yet to be determined. Will use pick-ups for power.

Wayne J
06-09-2013, 10:01 PM
Looking good!

JerryPlak
06-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Yapp it's Looking good Dan!

Scot Meyers
06-14-2013, 10:05 PM
Dan The pick ups for the train did not work for me thes now made havoc with the pick ups but if you would like some springs and some bras pickups I will give them 2 you all u need to pay is the shipping

DanoNJ
07-06-2013, 09:18 PM
After seening Chuck's trolley at epic, I realized mine was just a little too short, so I extened the frame to roughly 40" long. 10" wide. Completed a lot of body work this weekend.
End caps, sides and roof supports.

DanoNJ
07-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Additional roof supports. Roof installed - second roof being fabricated.

Dougp
07-06-2013, 09:40 PM
Looking Great Dan.

Wayne J
07-06-2013, 09:58 PM
Man, that is really looking good! I really wanting to see it in action.

DanoNJ
07-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Man, that is really looking good! I really wanting to see it in action.

Me too! :) :)

Jeff Millard
07-08-2013, 05:56 AM
Dan,

You are just amazing! That trolley is absolutely beautiful. You're welcome to the wiper motors from all the cars in my neighborhood anytime pal.

Jeff

DanoNJ
07-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Switched out the scooter motor for a wiper motor, scooter ran too fast.

DanoNJ
07-13-2013, 09:26 PM
outside detail contruction / paint begin

Aurbo99
07-13-2013, 09:28 PM
Dan,

I take it you live in an area that does not normally encounter snow/icy conditions during the winter months, or do you think the weight of the trolley itself will provide enough friction overcome any slipping?

aaron1
07-13-2013, 11:40 PM
outside detail contruction / paint begin

Looking great! Love all the detail.

Jeff Millard
07-14-2013, 06:49 AM
Dan,

I take it you live in an area that does not normally encounter snow/icy conditions during the winter months, or do you think the weight of the trolley itself will provide enough friction overcome any slipping?

It's all good. I just bought a new snow blower. It wont snow in New Jersey for the next 5 years...

Jeff

DanoNJ
07-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the help, Jeff!!! As far as slipping - that's a wait and see.

DanoNJ
07-31-2013, 10:23 PM
more progress

DanoNJ
07-31-2013, 10:24 PM
Crossing sign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-P5SzAu9vY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtb3oMdiZlFT1SR7FbCnOCg

timon
07-31-2013, 10:43 PM
more progress

Dan, it's really looking good!

aaron1
08-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Wow. Those gingerbread men look so good inside the trolley that I almost thought it was a print adhered to a "fake" window. Looks amazing, Dano! Crossing sign is a nice touch too.

DanoNJ
08-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Thanks, guys.

dmcole
08-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Crossing sign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-P5SzAu9vY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtb3oMdiZlFT1SR7FbCnOCg

Did I miss that you were planning a crossing sign?

If I'd known, I'd have shared a circuit I built five years ago for the same thing.

Yours is probably better than mine, anyway. :wink:

\dmc

DanoNJ
08-02-2013, 07:04 AM
Did I miss that you were planning a crossing sign?

If I'd known, I'd have shared a circuit I built five years ago for the same thing.

Yours is probably better than mine, anyway. :wink:

\dmc

No, you didn't miss anything. I tend to go off on tangents. This was a simple flip flop circuit.

dmcole
08-02-2013, 02:16 PM
No, you didn't miss anything. I tend to go off on tangents. This was a simple flip flop circuit.

My crossing light was my first real-world implementation of a Picaxe circuit. I couldn't make a 555 have the pauses I wanted.

I have been meaning to sit down with a 555 for an afternoon and just damn well learn them.

\dmc

DanoNJ
08-03-2013, 08:44 PM
After the cobwebs left today from the wedding I attended last night, I was able to get the power rails made. They are 1/8" x 1" alum flat bar. The tracks are made in 8' sections to help with set up and storage. To get the power to both ends, I had to join the sections, so what I needed to do is to put the joint below the rail so the pick ups would not skip.

DanoNJ
09-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Work continues on this project. Here is the 'flip / flop' board for the crossing lights. Just stuck in a waterproof electrical box.

DanoNJ
09-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Big thanks to Dan Blick for help on the controler and Jack for sending me a voltage reg. Here is the set up.

DanoNJ
09-01-2013, 09:13 PM
The controler uses a trigger to cycle thru the direction change. This is completed by a reed switch. One end is attached tot he body of the trolley, the button magnet is set into the track.

DanoNJ
10-05-2013, 07:53 PM
Testing the trolley in the yard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wwMc8zWdsI&feature=em-upload_owner

aaron1
10-05-2013, 09:52 PM
That thing's bound to be a hit.

dmcole
10-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Very nice.

\dmc

Donny M. Carter
10-07-2013, 12:21 AM
Not bad! :D

Keebler
10-07-2013, 06:02 AM
VERY VERY impressive.
sure to be a HUGE hit.

my concern would be if some dang kid gets on the track and gets electrocuted and sues you, OR if it rains and the adorable trolley gets ruined somehow.

I am very impressed!

cobraman44
10-07-2013, 07:51 AM
That is so sweet! Very nice

DanoNJ
10-07-2013, 10:35 AM
[QUOTE=Keebler;284522]my concern would be if some dang kid gets on the track and gets electrocuted and sues you, OR if it rains and the adorable trolley gets ruined somehow.
QUOTE]

Rails are only 12vdc, so you can hold them in your hands and not feel a thing! As for rain, I'll bing it inside. Not that big a deal.

Keebler
10-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Awesome. I was just concerned and hoping that your splendor would not be detered.

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DanoNJ
10-07-2013, 02:16 PM
Sounds like a good idea to keeps those little brats off the damn thing. :)

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Jeff Millard
10-07-2013, 06:02 PM
As for rain, by the time it rains Jeff Millard will have already stolen it as compensation for all the wiper moters I stole from him. Not that big a deal.

FTFY.

Jeff

Keebler
10-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Sounds like a good idea to keeps those little brats off the damn thing. :)

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just sounds like it could go VERY bad for you. brats and electricity or brats and a REALLY COOL TROLLEY CAR seems to me to be huge draw (and a huge potential for a lawsuit if one of those little S$%ts gets on the track) (and its not the volts that gets ya - its the amps) and i was just concerned for you.

timon
10-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Unless you put it inside the body anything under 60VDC is safe even in wet weather. That said make sure the PS is UL Listed is on a GFCI circuit.

DanoNJ
10-07-2013, 09:54 PM
Nice try Jeff! I'm not overly concerned about the tracks, and appreciate the post. The thing will never see bad weather and again the voltage and current should never be an issue.

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