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    almorton replied to the thread Pneumatic Wheel Lowering.
    Our trucks use nothing you wouldn't find in a regular workshop - wheels, bar, bolts and wood. Just a bit of ingenuity required to make...
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    almorton replied to the thread Pneumatic Wheel Lowering.
    Not pneumatic, but we've built trucks that have lever operated wheels which retract once the truck is in place. I have a feeling of...
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    Interesting replies re the ramp. Thanks.
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    @ACTSTech - why does your architect think you need a ramp onto the stage? Is that for talent or audience?
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    I guess being on a military base does change things a little. It sounds like an interesting project, too. There are lots of stages in...
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    As everyone has said, that's a very tight budget, even just to refurbish the stage, let alone the grid as well. We're just about to...
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    Couple of ways my theatre has done rain in the past: Simplest was to make up a movie of drops falling and project it. Actually...
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    almorton replied to the thread Umbrella gun.
    When we did it we slightly changed the scene to use a joke gun our props people had found in a toy shop which was a "blunderbuss" type...
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    almorton replied to the thread Low Fog Technology.
    The look solutions cryo fog sounds a bit like what you're describing - uses a tank of CO2 as its coolant, but also uses a fog fluid...
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    almorton replied to the thread Tech slang?.
    That's part of the thinking behind "Blah de blah .... and Bob's your auntie".
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    almorton replied to the thread Another use of the fire curtain.
    Not censorship though, is it? People who really have suffered government sponsored censorship in totalitarian regimes will no doubt be...
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    almorton replied to the thread Another use of the fire curtain.
    If the licensing authority sets an absolute limit on the show, then in London that's it - power goes off if they refuse to comply. She...
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    almorton replied to the thread Another use of the fire curtain.
    Quite so, Ben. London is really heavy on curfews, and venues have been threatened and in some cases lost their licences (if only...
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    almorton replied to the thread light up Wolf eyes?.
    Whala? Backlighting with LEDs is eminently possible. Plenty of colour choices. I used some 10mm clear cased white LEDs on a set last...
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    almorton replied to the thread Motorpickle DIY.
    Small handheld controller for a hoist's motor.