Valley NTRAK's new mini rotary camera

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Bill Pontin, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Bill Pontin

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    "SMILE YOU ARE ON CANDID CAMERA"​
    Just about finished with my "N" scale scratch build mini camera roatary snow plow. Will wait a day or so for the paint to completly dry and then give it a shot of dull coat. Might try the alcohol spray to further weather it. Then lastly, add the window glass.

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    VNT - Valley NTrak, club started 1976. Had all I could do to use some old press on lettering I found in my scratch box.

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  3. Bill Pontin

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    The proportions of the roatary are very exaggerated but it's size was dictated by the components of the camera.

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  4. Bill Pontin

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    Every work crew has to have its comedians.

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  5. nitnop3

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    Cool - really neat!! Superb detail! Those mini-cams will certainly add an exciting new dimension to model railroading. Like the road name too.
    Next question: is there a new module in the works to go along with the snow theme?
  6. Marxed

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    WOW!!!!!!


    i seen your pics of you starting to build this, and i didn't expect it to be this amasing!!!


    awsome job!!!!
  7. shaygetz

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    Like it was designed by Jules Verne or H.G. Welles....too cool :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Hey Bill...we've got a hopper & boxcar stuck on the yard lead over by Bristol, CT Tower :wave:.

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    Club members Art & Dale have driven over to the tower to get a better view and help shovel out from the latest blizard.

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    Can you have the shop foreman speed-up that dullcote & those windows, so that Valley N-TRAK can finally get their snowplow/ camera? :thumb:

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    I've been a lurker here for the past 8 months or so, but seeing club member Bill Pontin's latest craftsmanship posted here made me finally get off my stool and register. Having members in your club with the type of talent that Bill has, can really inspire and motivate you.:cool:

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    I hope you all like my first contribution?

    Paul O..Valley N-TRAK
  9. jasbourre

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    Looks good 160PENNSY keep the pics coming.
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work Bill. Now you have to go rescue Paul EH!!!
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    Nice work Bill!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: When can we see videos?

    Pennsy, welcome to the Gauge! :wave:

    Val
  12. Bill Pontin

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    Could not leave well enough alone. Had to decrease the height of the unit somehow. I was able to accomplish it by dropping the 9V battery down into the frame. So I made another complete unit, one this time with a tender. Still a little "Moosey" for "N" scale but it'll do.

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    few other pictures of "Da Beast"

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    Still the coolest thing...you can just imagine James West and Artimus Gordan dukin' it out with the villian who built this on an episode of "The Wild, Wild West". Too, too cool :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Very Very Nice Work Bill :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Very cool Bill! I'm just wondering - does the antenna have to be vertical? Maybe you could run it along the top or side of the unit to make it less noticable.

    Can't wait to see videos! (hint hint).

    Val
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    Really nice work

    Bill I have been checking out your posts and I have enjoyed your work. I really liked the goose and this is better in my opinion. Really great stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.

    tim watson
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    Thank you all for the compliments, hope I have not broken the camera or a lead with all the multiple forcing it in and take outs during construction. Everything worked okay before I took it out to paint "Da Beast. Little suspense is good, will let it go until show time.
    Val, on the antenna, yes I will probably try bending it down at a show and check various positions to see how it effects reception.
  19. Dragon

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    Just a thought.....

    Can you move the antenna?
    It would be awesome to move it to the smokestack, then disguise it with some blackened cotton: a.k.a - SMOKE.
    :)