!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel  (Read 652 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« on: January 23, 2019, 03:12:23 PM »
 :NGF: As a recycled Old F*rt returning to railway modelling after 50 odd years, I looked around to see what has happened to the hobby over the past half century. Loved the look of T-Scale but it is way too small for my eyes. OO is just too large for the space I have, but N-Gauge -wow!  :bounce:

When, and if, I can ever afford the track and rolling stock it will be based on the 1950's to 1960's with a little mix of modern stuff thrown in:) I still needed to get started on making something and, having been impressed by a fairground scene I saw at an exhibition, I chose a Fairground Carousel as my first project.

I spent about a couple of weeks searching and researching carousels and gallopers, as they are called in the USA. There were no free plans just some drawing of how the mechanism worked and lots of pictures. The sizes ranged from 20ft to 88ft diameter for the largest one, so I went of a 42ft one, just to be different. I am looking to build this in N-Guage with 36 animated horses, lights and sound!

Now I must find out how to add photos to this - bye for now!

Penfound



Offline Lazy-Ferret

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 96
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Lazy-Ferret
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 07:16:55 PM »
I look forward to seeing this.... My first ever ride on a Merry-go-round was at Bressingham Steam Museum, near Diss, and I loved the way everything was driven by the steam engine in the middle, including the organ.
"Only a man that drives a second-hand car knows how hard it is to drive a bargain!"
South East 4x4 Responder

about our other loves

Offline Bob Tidbury

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2623
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Facebook
    • YouTube
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 09:17:10 PM »
 :welcomesign: Penfound don’t forget when you start designing your carasell British ones go clockwise others go anti clockwise .
Bob Tidbury

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 11:00:24 PM »
Of course Bob and the horses go backwards lol!

Offline RailGooner

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 17356
  • Posts: 2574
  • Country: gb
  • I'm supporting Soldier F
    • Ebay
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 11:25:27 PM »
:welcomesign: Penfound don’t forget when you start designing your carasell British ones go clockwise others go anti clockwise .
Bob Tidbury

I did not know that. :beers:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

Per Ardua ad Astra | Mens Agitat Molem | Victoria Concordia Crescit | Utrinque Paratus | Caveat lector

Online themadhippy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 696
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 08:44:54 AM »
 A fallward ride was  the  way of sealing a marrage for  traditional showmen,ride reverse and your divorced

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 01:56:10 PM »
How many times do we have to re-start a model to get it right. My ideas for simulating the motion using wavy tracks under the floor did not work as required so back to the drawing board.

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 01:57:44 PM »
Does any know the dimensions of the Bressingham  steam carousel. ? :helpneededsign:

Offline Phoenix

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 650
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 01:24:06 AM »
Hi there,

From back in my days working in the events industry, I have always loved the carnival scene, and it's associated art, so really look forward to seeing this progress.  :D

This short video showing how the motion works may be of use to you ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMQLBzedwWc

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 08:53:33 AM »
Thanks for the video phoenix. Although I knew how the motion works that is a beautifully clear example. What I do need to know is where to get, or how to find, or how to make, those bevel gears.

Offline Bob Tidbury

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2623
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Facebook
    • YouTube
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 12:26:13 PM »
Phoenix  that was a foriegn set of gallopers ,and it was a lovely model and it showed the workings  very clearly ,good luck in making an N Gauge version Penfound ,keep us posted on your progress please.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 12:27:35 PM by Bob Tidbury »

Offline Phoenix

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 650
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
Hi there,

I don't know if it will be much use, as the gears may be too large, but I just found these photos of what I made for my windmill.

This is the gear assembly, made from half inch wide aluminium strip ....



And connected to the motor ......



These are the bevel gears I used ....

https://www.technobotsonline.com/mini-plastic-bevel-gear.html

And this is the motor, It runs on 3v (2 x AA Batteries) and the speed is a not too scary 5 rpm.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcingmap%C2%AE-Diameter-Synchronous-Reduction-Motor/dp/B074LJ98HF/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1548862643&sr=8-16&keywords=5rpm+motor

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:

Offline mr bachmann

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2019, 09:11:11 PM »
(windmills go anti clockwise - Thomas Tank goes clockwise as do modern wind turbine)
looking forward to the ride build .

Offline Phoenix

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 650
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2019, 09:25:51 PM »
Except in Ireland, where windmills go clockwise  ;) ...... and the windmill in old Amsterdam has mice in, a bit too small to model in N gauge  :D :D :D

Likewise, looking forward to seeing the carousel build  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:

Offline Penfound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: england
    • Awards
Re: 36 Horse Scratch-built Fairground Carousel
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2019, 11:55:45 PM »
The motor is almost exactly the same as a couple I got from China. Mine said 16 rpm and 3-6v but I think they are more like 5 rpm :)

 

Please Support Us!
August Goal: £55.00
Due Date: Aug 31
Total Receipts: £155.00
Above Goal: £100.00
Site Currency: GBP
282% 
August Donations