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[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]

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.

Photo #6 shows the detailed drawing I started with.

The video below shows the movement of the whirligig.

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Pretty cool! I like the track idea.
 

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Very nice work Dave, great whirligig. Good luck in the contest.
 

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I love whirligigs. This is one of the better ones I have see. I've made a few years ago. Great fun.
 

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Fun Whirligig, Dave! I love the ones that tell a story like this one. Well done! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Well, the cow certainly looks happy!

Neat whirligig!
 

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Thanks everyone!

JoeinGa, The cow's smile was an attempt at comedy on my part.
 
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