Steve Zapytowski, MMR 612
Division 1, MCR, NMRA
Although the auxiliary mounting plate is gone, the dorsal spine for the plate's attachment is still present,
This building is 140 scale feet long. Since the prototype was originally 1050 feet long some selective compression has occurred.
This was based upon the drawing seen previously. This is the CAD/3D file used for printing this unit.
The lower set of wheels run the drive shaft that runs under the building that, in turns powers the machines see in later slides.
The laying cart was not a powered machine. It is the only cart/machine in the structure that is not powered.
A continuous loop of rope seen around the hub in the foreground and driven by the shaft under the building powered this machine.
This unit is driven by a continuous loop of rope powered by the drive shaft under the building. The wheel with the drive hub is on the far side of the machine.
The last of the powered machines in the building. It, too, utilized one the two continuous loops of rope mentioned earlier.
The process of building a 3D model in Inventor was used for dozens of parts in the building, including the afterturn machine seen here.