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A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby wembleylion » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:43 pm

In September the wife and I were near South Shields so we paid a visit to the Seaside Memories exhibition where the wife put nearly all her pennies in the Conveyor on show there.
Not knowing what to buy her for a Christmas present I decided to build a Conveyor for her ------- Well! what else do you buy a woman who has everything. :lol:

The case is in oak; the door in beech; the backflash is a laminated photograph from Pennymachines Resources; the metalwork is from an old washing machine casing; the motor from Hong Kong, via eBay and the rest from stock in my workshop.

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby slotalot » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:25 am

:o TOP JOB John........ well done !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby badpenny » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:31 am

Wowsers John! ......

An excellent job chap, and loyal to the original.


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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:50 am

Brilliant work - apart from the absence of a stonking great motor, the mech looks very much like the original.

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby speedwell » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:39 am

Just amazing !!! I don't suppose you carefully prepared instructions/ guide for those far less talented ? And assuming not would you consider it ?!! Is your motor 240v or stepped down?

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby jimmycowman » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:30 pm

wow wow wow.......... what a great job...

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby wembleylion » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:01 am

Many thanks to you all for your appreciative comments.

The motor is 220 volts 14 watt geared down internally to 50 rpm; I got it via eBay from a seller called Assisi Electric UK., item number 291556158217, cost £14.79 inc postage. The pulley reduction is 2 to 1 giving a pinwheel speed of 25 rpm. The motor is quite powerful but it is not ventilated so I don’t think it is really suitable for continuous operation but hopefully it should be ok for the stop start operation of the Conveyor. On my motor the wiring directions were in Chinese but there are three terminals on the motor the centre one is Live (brown) and the outside two give the rotation direction depending which one the Neutral (blue) wire is connected to.

Sorry, no drawings; I don’t normally do any except where complex assemblies are required. However, I have tried to do a very basic write-up on ‘How I built it’ but it is already running towards two A4 sheets; the full ’Words and music’ would be over ten sheets, I guess but if you are serious about building a Conveyor please PM me giving your email addy and I will send the basic information for you to view.


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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby arrgee » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:27 am

Great work John, a lovely machine and obviously put together with much skill, well done. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: A Conveyor for Christmas

Postby ddstoys » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:24 am

Wow what a brilliant job.

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