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Re: Sheepscot Scale Products Conveyor
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 10:37:21 PM »
I finally got all the rollers installed.  The shown glue loopers sure made adding the AC easy.

Next up is the belt.  I had planned on cutting it to size and adding the cleats and then gluing that on to the conveyor frame.  But soon realized that I had glued the chute into position and this can not happen as planned.  I'll look into plan B tomorrow.
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Re: Sheepscot Scale Products Conveyor
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 08:51:50 AM »
Very nice Bob.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 09:29:09 PM »
The conveyor belt was fabricated from the the thinnest white plastic that I have available - 0.012" thick.  I cut it to width and fed it through the chute and got lucky.  I only have about an inch of length to spare.  I decided that the cleats would be 2 foot on center and 0.035" high.  I can not add all the cleats, only those that will not be fed through the chute opening.  Jeez, spent several hours and only got this far.
I ran into a catch-22.  I needed to paint the rollers and the belt, yet need clean plastic areas for the glue up.  I need to paint all sides of the belt as they are all visible in place or another.  That and need to do any weathering of the inside of the side extensions before the belt is added, due to space restrictions.   But that is for tomorrow.
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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2019, 10:55:46 PM »
Been awhile.  So I got the conveyor pretty much finished, but need some additional details.  Now I can work on the pit.  A quick double check of it's placement and cut the sides out of scrap plastic.  I needed to figure out a way to carry the rails across it.  I went to an online engineering toolbox to see what size of I beam is needed.  Seems an 8" is good to go, which is great since the size I have on hand.  I cut the notches for the I beam since it is slightly taller than the approach ties.  The first thing I realized that was need was a bottom cross piece to hold the conveyor in place and support the first slope sheet.  I should note, that I need the conveyor to be removed when installed.  To feed the coal into the conveyor, I made up a slide gate using C-channel and thin styrene.

Then it was time to add the easiest slope sheet which will rest on the interior brace.  Then placing the conveyor and gate into place, the next slop sheet was added.  All this engineerding makes my head hurt and eats up a lot of time.
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Re: Sheepscot Scale Products Conveyor
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2019, 10:59:00 PM »
Progress has been waaaay too slow.  I finally got the bin installed and weathered.  I needed to add a curbing around thefree sides to install it in the baseboard, otherwise there was no real easy way of installing it.  The conveyor is removable, but I wanted to see how it would look when installed.


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Re: Sheepscot Scale Products Conveyor
« Reply #20 on: Today at 09:23:27 AM »
Looks good Bob.
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