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Do you want to see a Mechanical Elephant feature in RCN?

YES; and as soon as possible!
11 (68.8%)
NO; don't even think about it!
3 (18.8%)
Run away screaming....
2 (12.5%)

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Bob Purton

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2008, 10:24:36 PM »
Thaxted is not a million miles away from me Stuart, i used to go through it regularly on route to Saffron Walden at one time before they built the M11, and is a delightful medieval village sporting thatched roofs etc. Thaxted is typical of hundreds of pretty Essex villages and this is why I get so steamed up about the Essex stereotype, true we have Southend, Dagenham and Basvagis [Basildon] but then again all counties have there rough spots. Maybe you will get a chance to visit Thaxted Stuart, in search of the elephant builders family?
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2008, 01:21:11 PM »
Great research  Blob.  These archives are great, you must have spent a lot of time finding these.  The second and third ones with the stepping elephant are very interesting.  Good work.  Ian.
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 06:23:19 PM »
Brill!
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 11:13:09 PM »
Yes, Brilliant Mr Blob! The last one, Jeanie wins hands down!

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2008, 03:55:44 PM »
I prefer the 2nd one at least it's anatomically correct, the waste comes out it's rear end instead of down it's trunk.    :-[

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2008, 08:15:42 AM »
WoW!!!!!

The work that went into the mechanics to create a walking effect was amazing.

Good job the real elephant didn't get carried away with desire ::)

Also note on 3'd clip how high up the children are without any sign of H&S inspectors and sfety restraints. Owners would probably have to close down for  a year just to get a risk assesment done now. ;D

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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2008, 09:45:24 AM »
If ladders did not already exist, they would not pass modern H&S regs, and would be outlawed
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2008, 09:16:19 AM »


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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2008, 05:21:49 PM »
Seeing as I did some surfing, here are some assorted mechanical elephant links:
The Peter Sellers connection
A Frank Stuart JAP-powered 'phant
Video of a Frank Stuart
Snowdrop (another Frank Stuart?)
Elephant for hire
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2008, 02:24:15 PM »
Good news for all those fans of the mechanical pachyderm. :o  The article is nearing some form of completion (three pages!) and all being well, SHOULD be in RCN 100......    ;D

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Re: Mechanical Elephants/ Rhinoceros
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2008, 02:49:35 PM »
I was watching the movie,  " Ace Ventura - Pet Detective" ,  last night and even though I had seen it before, I had forgotten that in it he was using a steel  mechanical rhinoceros powered by hydraulics, in one spy scene.  I thought of you immeadiately Stuart.  It appears to have been very well built, even though a movie prop, and it was mobile or at least appeared to be.   ;D
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2008, 02:52:52 PM »
Here is a link to the U-tube clip of it.   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7LrMoLba0c
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2008, 08:04:53 PM »
Good news for all those fans of the mechanical pachyderm. :o  The article is nearing some form of completion (three pages!) and all being well, SHOULD be in RCN 100......    ;D
 
 ;D Great. Will it be a Jumbo edition with something to trumpet about?  ::) 
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Re: Mechanical Elephants!
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2008, 10:10:49 AM »
I'm sure it will be a 'Mammoth' achievement and we know it will be well written as Stuart is no 'Dumbo'! Make the article longer Stuart , no need to 'truncate' it!