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Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2017, 10:39:46 AM »
@Isabelle,
the wheel has a diametre of 72 mm
the base is 58 mm width (as it comes with the kit),
Plus 2*18 mm for the side beams.
I made it 14 mm narrower, keeping the wheel in original size. If I would like it
even more narrow, I could cut the planks for the wheel with only a sharp Scalpel)

The wheel crane can fit good with 30mm figures
if you'll give it a central position in the display.
If you intend to have it rather in the background,
it will be "too heavy".


O.K.
Meanwhile I had to learn, that my way of thinking was wrong:
Winding the rope on the outer wheel would cost too much force from the men in the wheel.
To use it senseful, one has to wind the rope on the wheel's axle / axis.
(the few historic pictures show exacly this)

That means - I have to withdraw my alterations, the width of the whole contraption will rise substantially
and -my rating- the kit ist not suitable for using it with flat figures.

(And this means, that the Reibold figure is technically wrong)

Sorry, Isabelle :(
« Last Edit: November 28, 2017, 04:50:14 AM by Joerg »
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Isabelle

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
Hi joerg  :)

What is the width's base (the thickness) of the wheel squirel ?
It seems to be very good for 30 mm. In your picture the result is not shocking between 3D and 2D's figures.
I think if I don't arrive to find the mould of the flat I'll take your solution of this wheel squirel.
What do you thing about the size of the wheel squirel ? Is it proportional at the 30 mm's figures ?

Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2017, 08:15:43 AM »
So, I did it:
I ordered and tranformed the assembling kit (it is now a bit narrower)
Because I have no medieval figures in stock, I added some 18th century figures
to clarify the size.
The (short) rope is sufficient for approx. 31 cm working height, that means circa 17 metres.
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Isabelle

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 04:50:45 AM »
Ah ok thanks very much Joerg  :)  yes i ' ll contact fleesensee only  ;)

Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2017, 02:09:04 AM »
@ISabell, there is no sense in writing Mde Krappe:
I was constantly in contact with her because of the crane.  She has none and has no further idea (I did not follow by now),
where it can be .
Possibly the Fleesensee trace is more promising.  ;)
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Isabelle

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 01:39:17 AM »
Hello Jan,
Could you send me by mail your catalogue if it's possible for you ? It would be very kind of you.  I'm very interesting by the other Middle Age Reibold's figures ?
Thanks very much  ;)
Amitiés
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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 01:15:50 AM »
Hello friends,
I'll send a letter to Mrs Angela Krappe who has moulds of Reibolds and I'll send a mail to Offinzin Fleesensee who sell Reibolds' flats. When I'll have answerI'll post the answers  ;) .
Amitiés
Isabelle

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2017, 06:33:54 AM »
Hello Joerg thanks very much for your work. When i ' ll be at home i' il send you an answer after i' ll have made traduction of some words  ;D  my english Is not enough to be able understand all your post  :D
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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2017, 04:10:34 AM »
Wonderfull  Jan !!! It ' s just what I search !!!!
Now we know it exist  :D  and now i try to find this mould  :D  But where is it ... if someone have an idea it will be with great pleasure  :D .
Amitiés
Isabelle

Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 10:16:46 AM »
@Jan, thank you for this information!
Now the only task is to research, where the Reibold moulds have vanished  ;)

Just these days I am assembling the "Thomarillion" 3dimensional crane.

I dare to say that the work itself has no similarity to Spacacraft development,
but I feel, that my idea, to "transform" a 3D item into a contraption, that is somehow more flat (to fit into a flat world)
will not lead to a sufficient end (just experienced this with a small bridge) .

So - find the Reibold figures or build a 3D crane, that's it.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

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Kulmbach

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 05:15:05 AM »
Have you come to an end about the "Whell squirrel? I found this figure in an old catalouge of mine. Riebold was the editor.
Jan

Isabelle

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2017, 01:19:48 PM »
Hello friends  :D

Yes Glen you are right it will be more easy to build this medieval crane  ;) .
thanks  Bob I'll go to ebay to see this figures  :)
Thanks very much but.... but ....  ;D ;D Joerg have found the solution.
You had to do a lot of research to find this adress !  :D but you have found it !
And this time is the right one  :D :D . I've just seen the web page "Thomarillion" fantastic !!
Amitiés
Isabelle

BobLeighton

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 04:37:33 AM »

Isabella
There are some medieval Mining Figures listed on Ebay.de by freidragon under the title  Berglau I'm Mittelate.
They might be suitable for your use
Regards
Bob

Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 02:58:15 AM »
@Isabelle,
never say never !

It turned up this item
http://www.thomarillion.de/?language=en&page=artikel_detail&id=798

develloped for table top gaming, that means for 28 to 30 mm figure size.
This would fit your requirements best.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Joerg

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Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »
The final answer  :(

The mould was owned by Mr Scharlowsky, who has passed away.
His widow claimed, that the moulds are in her garage,
but neither she nor her sun have time or mood to cast.

So, Isabelle, build the wheel yourself or decide for another technical contraption.

Joerg
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

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