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Here is my prototype Storage Cassette, I have made this for a chap who has a number of slinky long trains on his layout, every time he goes to remove them from the track another coupler breaks or springs go flying- as for the Tram in the photos!

It is also a manual loader to get the trains off/on the track without lifting them- one drives the train backwards into the cassette until the motor bogie disconnects from the track and then its pushed by hand the rest of the way, going onto the track is the reverse. Each cassette with train in can be stored on shelves to the side......

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This one is 610mm long and will be used for testing the idea, the next ones will be much longer for ICE and Eurostar trains and will incorporate a mod to the loader- which will be recessed in the base so the sides of the cassette will protect it. Perspex covers will be available also so the dust will be kept at bay and the trains can be transported in the cassette-  though adds to the work & cost

Design work still in progress.......

Eoin

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12 minutes ago, murrayec said:

Hi

Here is my prototype Storage Cassette, I have made this for a chap who has a number of slinky long trains on his layout, every time he goes to remove them from the track another coupler breaks or springs go flying- as for the Tram in the photos!

It is also a manual loader to get the trains off/on the track without lifting them- one drives the train backwards into the cassette until the motor bogie disconnects from the track and then its pushed by hand the rest of the way, going onto the track is the reverse. Each cassette with train in can be stored on shelves to the side......

1773722915_NCASLOD-01IMAG3838.jpg.4d946303cae48a9b17bbde6afe671eee.jpg

2028026361_NCASLOD-02IMAG3839.jpg.8450bfe7a995ef8e5d8e2b16110de3b5.jpg

371516969_NCASLOD-03IMAG3840.jpg.dc17b84cb765a873e1aab6bc23ff8dbb.jpg

1452478126_NCASLOD-04IMAG3842.jpg.715bdc71ea4a89ab8487e220ac1978f2.jpg

This one is 610mm long and will be used for testing the idea, the next ones will be much longer for ICE and Eurostar trains and will incorporate a mod to the loader- which will be recessed in the base so the sides of the cassette will protect it. Perspex covers will be available also so the dust will be kept at bay and the trains can be transported in the cassette-  though adds to the work & cost

Design work still in progress.......

Eoin

Waiting for you to motorise it...

http://www.nelevation.com/

 

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47 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Eoin

 

I could make use of a couple of those cassettes. Motorisation is not an issue for me.  Hopefully they will be available soon.

MikeO

Hi MikeO

Keep an eye on here, when I do the longer units and work out the cover I'll be posting options and prices

Eoin

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