Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This christmas season had some challenges. It was not technical but more family. The display was not on as much the last 3 weeks of christmas. But on a happier note The Train did run this season when I could run it. so for those of you who missed it here it is for you to see ENJOY!! ( the caboosewill be done for next year
Well its 11/2/11 and ITS SNOWING IN DENVER!! that just put me behind a bit on the installation of the MIRACLE. bur Since its snowing. i figured it was a good time to update you on the display progress…
1st off the train is coming nicely. we have finished many o the cars lightening them up for less weight. all cars are now made from coroplast.
here are a couple of pictures to get you in the CHOO CHOO mood.
PANIC MODE IS KICING IN!!
The train track new design is done! and thanks to my friend Stan Hower all my truck for the train cars have been re designed to work with the new mono guide rail design on the track. All turcks have been installed on the cars and the first beta tests prove very impressive. cars roll down trac smoothly with little resistance. looking forward to full train tests coming soon… The Ice skating pond designs have been changed for more simplistic design. and the new animatroinc deer barn is in the works for 2012. We will begin the install of the display on NOV 1st and if all goes well should have it ready to run this year on Sunday 11/27 @ 5pm.
This years schedule will remain the same as last years….
SUNDAY NIGHT – THURSDAY NIGHT 5pm to 9:30pm
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS 5pm to 11pm
This is it !! the final re-design of the train… should this not work the train will becomae a memory and not a piece of the display…
i am lightening the cars replacing 3/4″ ply wood with 1/4” plexiglass. the engine will not get much of a body redesign it will get a power train redesign replacing the one powered rear axle with two powered outside rail motors these will be direct drivien by power wheels motors. the caboose and coal tender are getting all new looks in plexiglass and will be painted in stain glass paint by My daughter Hollie. All the cars will get lighter axel redesigns too.
THE TRACK will be converted from a dual rail Track to a single mono guide rail track on 2/1 in ply wood. the track will be 15 inches wide whil the wheels on the train will be at 13″ of total width. the center rail will be POWERED RAIL 12 VDC! and controlled by computer control.
more to come so come back and read up
The 2010 season was AWESOME!! and the inagural run of the animated band was fantastic!!
here is a video from my site at vimeo.comAll