|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 07-19-2014 09:05 PM||1148 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my entry for the 2014 Whirligig Wars. A man tries to push a cow off the track, but he only manages to push its hind end up. Meanwhile an engine waits for the track to be cleared. This was a bit of a problem in these parts over a hundred years ago. The propeller is painted like railroad semaphore blades.
This was a fun build, but as usual it took longer than I thought. The inspiration of how to simulate track without actually making track came to me as I went along. I got it to turn with a fan, but really I need to put a larger prop on it.
The second and third photos show the main action of the scene. A video showing this whirligig in action can be viewed on YouTube here.
Photo #6 shows the detailed drawing I started with.
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!