23rd March 2010 Sue's gone shopping...
Now, you know how you blokes like a nice crane or as Ralph wanted to build a container carrier, well, it was time for me to show you how it should be done…
Our local club (SELMEC) set a secretary's challenge for each meeting. The challenge for the spring meeting was to think of your least used part and then to make a model using four of them. Our least used part has to be part 19c (you know, the 6 inch pulley) but we only have two of those. Likewise part 167 but we only have two of those (hers and his)! After a bit of head scratching we decided to go for the Stepped Bent Strip (part 44). Ralph worked out that they would make a castoring wheel and was intending to make something really boring so I stepped in and put him straight.
What has castors? A shopping trolley! OK maybe not the first thing to spring to mind but you have to agree it’s different. A search on the Internet turned up all sorts of pictures of shopping trolleys.
All I needed to do now was take it for a test drive and that I did, finding a selection of the new Nano kits – all six of them.
The interesting thing is that the model ‘drives’ just like the real thing – badly! The guys at SELMEC also took it for a test drive and concurred that the feel was very realistic. I have been paid not to publish incriminating evidence in case I get them in trouble with their better halves.