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Author Topic: Clifton Wood the rebuild begins  (Read 4885 times)

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2020, 11:07:16 PM »
Well thanks everyone for the praise. Like everything if I was building it again I'd do this different or that big bigger or this at a different place BUT I'm happy to carry on and make it the best I can.

Drama again today with the weather and machinery not going to plan, might be forking out for a replacement turbo come early next week after what a couple of field technicians told me this morning before it was dragged off on the back of a truck AGAIN  :censored:

So with 70% of the day lost with all of that i needed to chill out before attempting anything.

As willow brought in in log form by rail and road is chipped on site it has to be screened before entering the blending shed, in order for this to happen the logs are placed into a roller fed chipper, the usuable chips are then carried up a conveyor with a screen at the top before being dropped into the blending shed.

The screening hut is stilted on the gable end of the blending shed and this has been built complete with the only open conveyor on site, this has stair access for the workers to assess the screens inside to control the chips entering the cycle.

Lights have now been added to enable the plant to work 24/7 and this is the screening and blending buildings together.

Still the chipper to build and an interior if the screening hut


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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2020, 03:43:27 PM »
Finally got to spin the layout round to see it from the control side.

Obviously the backscene wont be this way round but as its still loose it was easier to leave it where it was.

Blending shed and screening hut have had their green paint, these have been painted using a touch up rattle can we had when our barn was extended, quite a few sheets of cladding got scratched so we got a pack of colour matched rattle cans  :claphappy: knew it would come in handy.

These can now get detailed as they should be with all signage and lights fixed.


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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2020, 04:49:09 PM »
the area looks very clean, you using sweepers to keep it clean  >:D
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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2020, 05:05:53 PM »
It's a biomass processing plant without any of the messy biomass fuel yet  :D

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2020, 06:28:18 PM »





Buildings are now painted and lights have been wired in, interior lighting is to be worked off a different circuit.

Various HSE signs have now been installed although I suspect there should be more!!!!

Interior for the screening hut is currently on the bench and the staircase upto it is still to be painted, standard galvanised fire escape type staircase.

The conveyor still has to be stripped apart and painted and also on the bench currently is the roller fed chipper! Just a few sketches at the moment but I know what size logs have to be fed into it and the available space I have to build it.

Never built a building with any exterior lights but I'm pleased with the appearance of it now, it looks like I wanted it too. Still lots of little details to add but all the bits that hopefully make it worth looking at!!!

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2020, 06:35:42 PM »
This is really top notch stuff, I am making a note for future commissions, especially regarding lighting!

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2020, 09:56:56 PM »
This is really top notch stuff, I am making a note for future commissions, especially regarding lighting!

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2020, 10:35:29 PM »
Oh, but it is.

The outside lights in particular are very well done.

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2020, 10:40:46 PM »
Its looking very impressive.

The buildings are appearing as if by magic, can you enlighten us on how you went about constructing them?

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2020, 10:59:17 PM »
 :thankyousign:  :thankyousign:

The buildings have been worked on for the best part of 4 weeks.

The main structure is built flat to replicate the concrete lower half of the building with corrugated sheet overlaid to give the step.

It helps having most of our barns built exactly the same way for details and inspiration.

The parts box is full of plastruct of various dimensions and profiles so can hopefully manage to create most bits .

Exterior lights are just 3v leds wired to a pair of AA batteries but luckily look a good scale size for wall mounted floodlights

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2020, 01:19:00 PM »
Well I have no idea what a big log chipper looks like but I went for a roller bed with sides for the machine to make sure the logs drop in square,  there is then a hopper below with the munching blades deep inside the machine, a chute underneath to allow chippings to drop onto the conveyor belt and up into the screening hut.
The obligatory staircase and access deck to allow maintenance and repairs.

Anyone with information relating to these machines or recommendations for what I've missed greatly appreciated  :hmmm:






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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2020, 02:01:54 PM »
What is that machine please? Where did you purchase ?

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2020, 02:17:36 PM »
The 360 is home made chris.
Made from a hacked down mobile crane chassis with outriggers and a Komatsu 360 that I hacked the cab off and built the elevated arm and pistons for.

I think it's on my workbench thread  :hmmm:

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2020, 02:20:30 PM »
Craig.at this rate you will be asked to exhibit such evocative well constructed and thought out models. Look out for the next instalment

 

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Re: Clifton Wood a biomass processing plant
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2020, 03:10:24 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    This just gets better every update, no idea on the chipper but looks good to me   :thumbsup:
            regards Derek.

 

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