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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2015 4:00 p.m. PST

What forklift platforms do you guys use, when stacking and loading containers into the cargo bay?

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Perhaps inverted 20-25mm square plastic bases? Something else? Suggestions?

Or do you prefer old school wooden pallets?

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Thanks,

Dan

Mute Bystander Inactive Member17 Jan 2015 4:34 p.m. PST

Never thought of that – always had crates, boxes, barrels, etc., for holds/warehouses.

What scale?

Does Hirst make them in the larger sizes??

Mute Bystander Inactive Member17 Jan 2015 4:36 p.m. PST

In 15 mm this might b convertible…

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War Monkey17 Jan 2015 6:56 p.m. PST

I have thought of just making some out of plastic sheeting.

Basicly cutting out squares then strips to length of the squares then just glue three strips in place

TNE230017 Jan 2015 8:42 p.m. PST

GZG stores pallets
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Minifig 12mm/modern/equipment/assorted pallets

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and HO is pretty close
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 3:48 a.m. PST

I already have loads of individual canisters, barrels, crates and boxes that I am going to use, but I thought it would be a little more realistic if each grouping was glued to its own pallet/skid:

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en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallet

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Plus, it would make it easier to place on the table and move around if they were already glued onto a pallet, right?

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 4:12 a.m. PST

Do you guys think these mini Scrabble tiles might work?

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It says they are half inch by half inch.

Dan

Gokiburi18 Jan 2015 7:29 a.m. PST

I picked up a copy of that edition of Scrabble at the SPCA thrift a few days ago, so you can judge for yourself:

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Apologies for the crappy picture, I just used what was on hand, and I still haven't figured out how to trick my phone into taking decent macro shots.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 12:26 p.m. PST

Here are some other ideas:

Math manipulative tiles:
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Legos:

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Flip this one upside down and the raised dots would become the legs of the pallet:

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You could also take a flat tile and cut a couple lengths of the trapezoidal sprue that most GW models come on in order to make the standoffs under the tile.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 12:30 p.m. PST

Or you could take some diamond tread plate from Plastruct or Evergreen and some granny-grating cross-stitch fabric from Michaels. Cut them into same-sized squares and then glue one atop the other.

War Monkey18 Jan 2015 1:25 p.m. PST

I like that granny cloth idea will have to give that a try.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 1:58 p.m. PST

Of course, being a bear of very little brain, it took a while to occur to me that I could just make you some! What do you think of these? They're 20mm square, but I could make them smaller, if you'd prefer.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 4:45 p.m. PST

Wow!!!!

And I think 20mm would work just fine, if you ask me.

Dan

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2015 10:35 p.m. PST

Cool! Here they are on Shapeways, in groups of 10. The price is higher than I'd anticipated, so I'll have to see if I can remove some excess material and bring it down a bit.

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2015 7:37 a.m. PST

Forklifts are SO last millennium; EVERYONE uses port-a-lev, now…

Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2015 7:56 a.m. PST

Yes. But would you lift the cargo singly or still by the pallet?

Dan

stroezie19 Jan 2015 11:07 a.m. PST

Anti-grav pallets?

War Monkey19 Jan 2015 12:34 p.m. PST

Those look pretty good! :D

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2015 2:46 p.m. PST

Javelin98,

Agreed. Thinner would be great!

Dan

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2015 8:15 p.m. PST

Okay, I thinned them down as much as I could get away with, stacked them more tightly together, and reduced each set from 10 to 8. They still cost more than I'd like, but the prices are at least more reasonable now.

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2015 8:27 a.m. PST

Anti-grav pallets?

Star Trek used the equivalent of suction lifters; just slap 'em on the side, use the handle to push/pull where you want.

Begs the question: are they anti-momentum, as well? ;->=

Sorry if I seem a bit silly, but even in Aliens, the forklifts had two legs, and depended on gripper holds on the sides.

In the not-too-distant future, what will seem hopelessly archaic?

Doug

TheTerrainTutor Inactive Member20 Jan 2015 12:14 p.m. PST

Nice work Javelin!

infojunky20 Jan 2015 5:50 p.m. PST

I'm cheep I use 1/2 inch woodsies from the local craft store and 1/2 inch tiles from Evergreens scribed tile/sidewalk sheets.

On the latter I might glue a couple of rails of 1/8th inch T angle from the Plastruc spinner.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2015 2:37 p.m. PST

Guys,

Here are some of the cargo elements I plan to put on pallets:

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They are a mixture of beads and Lego bits.

More pictures here, towards the bottom of that folder:

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Comments welcome.

Thanks,

Dan

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2015 4:40 p.m. PST

Dan, those are great! Consider that idea stolen!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2015 5:48 p.m. PST

Added one more to the folder – from a different angle:

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Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

Just for pedantic pleasure, and this IS a geek forum, the cruciform pieces are K'nex. I'm planning on using short ones for small freighters in tabletop starships, but using them as container tubes is brill!

Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 10:35 a.m. PST

Yes! They are the yellow Mini K'nex pieces.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 1:06 p.m. PST

The fun part was making the stacked items look uneven, in a random sort of way.

Dan

infojunky22 Jan 2015 6:53 p.m. PST

Crap Now i want to go to the lego store….

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 10:04 a.m. PST

Bricklink.com is your friend!

Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 11:21 a.m. PST

Never thought about it, but yes, palletizing is pretty much necessary if you are going to deal with any sort of bulk cargo. Even into the near future.

If you have ever worked in a warehouse, pallets are Your Friend.

Plus, pallet jack chariot racing is fun.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2015 2:59 p.m. PST

Being stuck to my chair these days, I've continued gluing Legos to make more warehouse goods …

Here are more crates:

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And here are some additional containers:

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In addition, I went ahead and tried making a couple of desks with Lego bits:

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What do you think?

Thanks,

Dan
PS. I apologize for the dog hair in a couple of those photos. With three furry kids around me, it's hard to keep hair-free.

kmfrye25 Jan 2015 8:16 a.m. PST

HO Cargo Pallets work fine for lower-middle tech levels.

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I painted mine in "imitation wood" plastic, but any futuristic colour, such as bright blue, would do the trick.

Regards,
Keith F.

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