Thursday, 24 February 2011

Digging down

So as mentioned I took prototype information from my new Thakeham tiles book and decided that the hopper could be sunk into the ground.  Previously I had calculated that the ramp up to the hopper would have to be as steep as 1 in 9.  This was just too much to be operational sound or believable.

Thus I dug a hole in the sundeala and sunk the start of the conveyor into the board.  I then shortened the hopper and the result is a ramp that is about 1 in 16.  Much better.

Now to make the ramp.



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