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Postby royjess » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:47 pm

I was going to start on my Ferris wheel that Jess got me for Christmas

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I didn't get far as I wanted to illuminate the ride and I needed to fit the appropriate electrics for it at the start of the build. The electric bulb kits for these are an optional extra, so I've now got these on order. So I will return back to this one soon

So I turned my attention to the other kit that Jess got for me for my Birthday last year. Its a sweets and balloon booth

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Making a start

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Only 25% built

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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Sat May 26, 2018 8:48 pm

My Ferris wheel lights arrived so I could continue with that.

The wheel was wired up and then fitted together

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Getting there

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Now my attention turns to the gondolas

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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:30 pm

All the gondolas now finished

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The pay booth now finished and there was no provisions to illuminate it, so I drilled a hole in the base and fitted a plastic tubing to accommodate a bulb and it's wire

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I didn't glue the roof to the pay booth in order to service the bulb at a later date.

Ferris Wheel now finished :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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All the gondolas are illuminated too, model now stored away waiting for me to build a display case and diorama.

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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby Mark » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:12 am

Very impressive Roy. Does the wheel rotate (slip rings for the power?) or is it static.
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 am

The wheel does rotate as seen in the above video. The motor is housed in a little booth sat behind the wheel. The motor has a rubber drive wheel attached to it which the big wheel sits on.

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The axle of the wheel are metal. These are electrified. There is what looks like fuse wire going from the axles to metal rivets that are attached to the main wheel.

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The gondolas have metal pins which are used to attache to the main wheel, both of which allows the gondolas to swivel as well as electrify the lights in each of the gondolas.

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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi Roy, nice model ! :clap: will you add fair ground music to your diorama ? now that would make a great you tube vid ?
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby casper » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 am

That's brilliant Roy :clap: perfect speed and quiet unlike the Lego wheel :)
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 pm

Thanks Casper
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby Mark » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:58 am

Very ingenious way of getting power to the moving parts. Those kits have always fascinated me, but I've never built one.
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 am

Some of the working with some of the models are very ingenious how they work. They are pricey models, can be tedious to build and some of them takes some tweaking to get them to work, but they are worth it :D
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Re: HO Faller fairground

Postby royjess » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:45 pm

Back to the sweet and balloon booths.

Sawdust was put in the popcorn case to represent popcorn. Pink cotton wool was use to represent candy floss. Also the sweet display cases were glued to the counter top.

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The heart shape candy was added along with other details

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This booth now finished

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Also the balloon booth and clown seller came with this kit. The basket and balloons had to be made up and glued together.

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