Jump to content
velotrain

TU-13S electronic tank micro

Recommended Posts

velotrain

TU-13S electronic tank micro

 

 

I saw the Aru "smart phone" micro layout and couldn't resist - just the thing to show others how really small a "layout" can be.  They illustrate it with an old-fashioned trolley on their 16A power chassis, so I ordered those also.

 

 

However, when I got the package from Yoshiya of Ginza Light Railways, I decided that the TU-13S chassis I also ordered was a much more appropriate size for the 60mm X 125mm loop.  I wondered what sort of body I could put on it, and considered checking Shapeways.

 

 

I then thought it might be fun to build something more in line with the "high tech" nature of the layout than the Aru trolley.  I had a couple of PCB's on hand that I was willing to sacrifice for the cause.  This is what I came up with after a whole lot of sawing, cutting, filing and sanding.  Oh yes, add in a small amount of 5-minute epoxy - although it seemed to take a lot longer to cure on this material.

 

 

My next project might be building a high-rise electronic city along the track.

 

 

I'm calling it a tank because the chunky profile reminds me of the German A7V of WW1.

 

 

Charles

 

 

 

post-941-0-39794600-1408248008_thumb.jpg

 

post-941-0-59626700-1408248064_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

Hey Charles - you could put a con next to it for a photo to reference the size at all could you?

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

Very cool, missed this! Great work on he pc board tan.

 

http://homepage3.nifty.com/arumo/r0107.htm

 

Might have to get one! Looks like a few other small 2axle mechs might also work, but the trolly is very cute.

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

Hey Charles - you could put a con next to it for a photo to reference the size at all could you?

Never mind.  Just saw Jeff post with the back of a phone case pics.

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

> you could put a con next to it for a photo to reference the size at all could you?

 

Here you go - for reference, this is Arial bold, 24 points.

 

post-941-0-39020000-1408279806_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

On the chance you meant to type "coin", here are a ten pence piece, an American quarter, and a Canadian "moonie"

 

post-941-0-05651600-1408280177_thumb.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
macdon

Is it for an iPhone5 case?

 

Mardon

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

I think so - the info "sheet" mentions that (I think it's the only English text on it).  Separate battery case (2 AA's) with an on/off switch.

 

I got mine here:  http://www.justmystep.justhpbs.jp/sub5.html

 

The TU-13S chassis is at the 2nd Entrance.

 

It's a bit fragile, as the axles can easily pop out, and the sideframes need to be bent to retain them, but not so much that they cause friction.

Share this post


Link to post
tossedman

On the chance you meant to type "coin", here are a ten pence piece, an American quarter, and a Canadian "moonie"

 

attachicon.gifTU-13S with coins.jpg

Moonie?

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

Coin of the sun myung moon church in Canada!

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

Moonie?

 

You live in Canada, so I'm surprised you don't know of this term.

I didn't make this stuff up - just repeating what I learned in Montreal.

 

Loonie = $1, Moonie = $2

 

 

post-941-0-56546600-1427059568_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

Not someone - dozens of someone's.

 

Reading the history, I likely first heard "moonie" in the early days of the coin, although I believe that's also the name I heard in usage well into the current millennium.

 

Maybe Montreal has a different culture than the Great White North.

 

 

 

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/02/26/naming-change/

 

http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q4/moonie.html

 

http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/The-History-of-Canadian-Currency-SYM

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

Love it queen with a bear behind thus moonie! I guess it lost out as you can't speak of the queens bear behind...

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
EF65 1100

I have personally never heard of the term "moonie"...

 

Loonie and Toonie are what I go by.

 

Very nice project though! =)

Share this post


Link to post
velotrain

Well - I'll be in Montreal in two months, so will see what reaction I get when I say moonie  ;-)

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×