Power supply for our village…

Postby hotte8487 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:17 pm

On our battle field we need still some buildings; a transformer station fits well, and some power poles will complete this ensemble. How I realize this will be here described.
Role model are some pictures from an old transformer station and historical poles; this should match to barn and timbered house.
First I make again drawings from all parts. A mixed method of construction is the aim; mostly plastered, but also with lintels and cornice from masonry. The footprint will be around 0,15 x 0,15 Metres.

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Main building material will be a hard foam plate; so are the costs not too high and it will be a lightweight and good to transport.

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I’ve started with the openings for windows and the door.

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All single plates were thereafter screwed.

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Continued soon…
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Postby hotte8487 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:47 pm

The transformer station will be completed with some power poles; this should match to the barn and the timbered house. A drawing is again necessary; base material for the poles are roundwood from beech with a length of 1000mm.

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These were cut all 330 mm. So I receive 3 parts each roundwood without waste; each pole comply with a length of 5 metres in original.

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From top were 1 cm marked…

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…and each pole receive there a circulating notch.

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The reason for that is how I‘ll mount the cross traverse with the insulators at the poles. From a 3 mm threaded rod from brass…

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…arises little bracket screws. The threaded rod was heated and bent. Here a first picture from my bracket screw at the pole.

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The traverses were made from brass U-profile 5 x 3 mm.

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This profile was also cut…

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…and the single parts for the bracket screws centre marked and drilled.

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For today that’s all from my poles, continued soon…
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Postby hotte8487 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:56 pm

First I’ve finished one pole because I haven’t had a plan for my insulators.

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At the beginning I’ve used as holder for the insulators still 1 mm riveting head screws, later I‘ve changed to 1 mm brass rod, which will be easy sold to the traverse. To receive appealing insulators, I’ve built some test insulators. Used were easy round material which later was a bit shaped.

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In the following picture on the left side shown variant is my favourite…

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Thereafter I’ve bought me 5 mm round material from polystyrene…
It goes on with the transformation house; from a 5 mm thick hard foam plate were Masonry parts for lintel and cornice build.

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Also at the roof was worked. Similar as at my barn should arise a wooden roof with a roof cardboard. For the substructure I’ve used again 10 x 10 mm square bars.

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The square bars were after sawing glued and receive a cover from thin wooden plates, also leftovers from my barn.

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The roof should be removeable and that’s why I’ve built for locking an inner construction.

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Thereafter receive the house the first both lintels; furthermore receive my house a bottom plate with a step tread.

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Also a doorframe were prefabricated.

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Continued soon…
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Postby square4 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:32 pm

looking good, great looking telegraph poles, will watch this progress.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm

I have never seen so much attention and detail on a power supply pole before! :clap:
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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:29 pm

square4 wrote:looking good, great looking telegraph poles, will watch this progress.


Thank you Sir!
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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:31 pm

wibblywobbly wrote:I have never seen so much attention and detail on a power supply pole before! :clap:


Thank you for the Flowers...
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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:49 pm

After my test phase I’ve bought round material for the insulators…

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…and then could the serial production start.

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Here the new insulators at a pole; a closer view…

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…and a view from a greater distance.

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To set up the poles on our battle field, they still need a corresponding mandrel. The starting material for the mandrels were simple nails.

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In every pole foot was a hole drilled and the pins after decapitation glued into the hole.

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Now is assiduity work announced; for all poles must be made insulators, all traverses have to be primed and lacquered. Also the poles should receive their finally colour;…

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…here a first test with root tar. At the next attempt I want to thin the tar and stretched with a bit varnish.

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Until next time…
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 pm

Also doubling as espionage weapons !!
Nice work Mr Hotte.............clever way to disguise James Bond assassination tools as humble but magnificent 1/6th power poles !!!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:45 pm

Wonderfull job. I was planning to build the same (if someday I have hobby time again, lol) but my idea was to fit a battery inside, and to give power to those poles. Are you going to do the same?
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Postby hotte8487 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:13 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:Also doubling as espionage weapons !!
Nice work Mr Hotte.............clever way to disguise James Bond assassination tools as humble but magnificent 1/6th power poles !!!


Many thanks Mr. Bix, stay tuned... :clap:
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Postby hotte8487 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Rad_Schuhart wrote:Wonderfull job. I was planning to build the same (if someday I have hobby time again, lol) but my idea was to fit a battery inside, and to give power to those poles. Are you going to do the same?


In principle I had have the same idea. But we have a battlefield where we have to place our buildings each time new before we start and after our meetings we take the buildings back in our container.
But I think generally would it be possible...
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Postby hotte8487 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:55 pm

At the roof of the house it goes on; the roof skin was completed.

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The gable sides were the next step, a strut was glued under the rafters.

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The resulting areas were with little boards covered.

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A view from inside. The inner frame was extended for a better hold of the roof.

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As next was my prepared cornice glued to the walls.

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My selected masonry measure fits super…

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For a better rigidity receive my House a ceiling plate and…

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…a bottom plate.

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Soon continued…
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Postby hotte8487 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:50 pm

The complete building receives from in- and outside a coat of construction adhesive; here the upper floor and...

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…here the basement floor.

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View through both windows…

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Also the bottom plate receive a coat of construction adhesive.

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By the way were additional insulators produced…

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The front side of the house were prepared for the exits of the power cables.

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Here a view with roof; meanwhile has this also received a coat of root tar and varnish.

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After drying were additional sides of the house with construction adhesive plastered.

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A view from the side…

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As next were the windows prepared. From polystyrene made windows receive a frame of thin wood stripes.

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The stripes receive before mounting a rabbit to hold the window parts.

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Thereafter receive the window frames also a coat of root tar and varnish.

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Until the next time… :wave:
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