second gen as promised previously
Then i came up with this one.
Now they say that the wheelsets can`t hit each other. the shock from the wheelset hitting each others will go into the bearing....
hufff.... i actually got really dissapointed for this. Because this idea is a good one. And it looks good too.
I "stole" the prinsiple from a BIP turntable. added stuff and woila it was complete. took me basically 7-8 hours to design it.
its pneumatic. And uses gravity as a part of the failsafe. it also needs normally open valves to release pressure under a power loss.
outer pieces is designed to be dismountable, there is a "slot" where the feet welded on the beams goes into. This takes the load. the beams are casted into the ground.
The thingy unde the cylinder is a damper, also used on BIP turntable. i might have had to consider a different one due to bigger loads and weather.
Edited by MatsNorway, 30 April 2012 - 13:54.