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General Discussion / Shows for 2018 and the Mini Me Drivers Club
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 22 June, 2018, 08:09:48 PM »
We are slowly getting a little more organised with our group of young drivers at the Land Rover shows. We have created a group called the Mini Mes and the plan is create a drivers club so that the children can feel part of their own car club group.
You can find us on our facebook group at the link below where we plan to post updates on shows and news and what we are up to in our little Landys.

Further upcoming shows for this year with Toylander parades:

Billing Off Road Show 30 June 1st July

Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 28 & 29th July

Both shows are planning to have get togethers in the arenas for all the mini Land Rovers. And the shows are increasing the variety of other activities there for children too, from fairground rides and climbing walls to a full size Land Rover to graffiti! They are great Land Rover themed days out for the little ones, so if you have a Toylander for your children (or grandchildren!) why not come along and join us for a day!

Custom / Re: Mini Toylander
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 22 June, 2018, 07:24:56 PM »
Then at the end of May we had the Scottish Land Rover Show. We had less turn out here with one large petrol powered car, a Toylander and us. We had our usual couple of laps of the small arena then laid out a short course of cones to navigate.
Custom / Re: Mini Toylander
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 22 June, 2018, 07:03:36 PM »
And after two years of me driving him round it was about time for Alexander to have go! So after all the big Landys left the arena at the Gaydon show on the Sunday and left a nice big wide open space, the RC electric steering was disconnected & we connected up the steering wheel and.....

"Daddy. It's SUPER AWESOME!"

I was worried that I might not get another go or he'd get grumpy driving him out to another show as I was told quite firmly "Daddy, I don't want you to do the steering anymore, just make it go!". We've come a long way since our first powered drive in it over 2yrs ago!
Custom / Re: Mini Toylander
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 22 June, 2018, 06:53:30 PM »
Early may saw the first of the years Land Rover shows with a Mini Me event for our little Land Rover drivers at the Gaydon Land Rover Show at the British Motor Museum. We had a nice turnout of six other Toylanders plus ours including a very nice new one still under construction & unpainted with loads of fantastic custom extras (tapered windscreen, opening bulkhead vents, dummy door hinges etc.). We had a parade round the showground and then the author of the Landy & Fender children's books Veronica Lamond gave a reading of her new Fender book which will be out soon.

The museum also has little "garages" for their own push along cars for toddlers which makes a great parking place for our Landy when we stop for lunch!
Custom / Re: Mini Toylander
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 22 June, 2018, 05:54:28 PM »
Well, between forum crashes, the upload memory full and me not creating an account with an image hosting site, I’ve not posted any updates since December, so here’s a few covering what we’ve up to now the forum is running again with more memory. (Many thanks to the Admin and forum providers for their efforts!).

Back when we were all hit by the Beast from the East, I Lashed up a quick snowplough from a scrap of aluminium and a bit of ducting and draught excluder. Our little bit of north Lancashire only got a light dusting of snow, but it was enough to go out for a little play. I thought we could make ourselves useful & clear the yard!
Electronics and batteries / Re: Wigwag control mod circuit
« Last post by Cliffy on 22 June, 2018, 08:25:34 AM »
Hi Anthony,

That's it!

Many thanks

Modifications / Re: Gear Stick
« Last post by 59joe on 21 June, 2018, 06:22:02 PM »
Hi Richardk,
I'm just starting to build a TL3 and am using a mobility scooter as a power unit. I have converted it to go forward and reverse with a switch but like you I wanted a gear stick. I've made an adapter to have a gear stick with a toggle switch in it. If you are still wanting to do one let me know and I could email you some pictures of what I've done. I don't know how to post them here.
Electronics and batteries / Re: Wigwag control mod circuit
« Last post by Ant-G on 21 June, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
Hi Cliffy

The post you are looking for is 'Gs Toylander':

The second pot was added by the manufacturer to limit the speed, so you might beable to get a bit more oomph.

Also on our build we ran fitted a 24-12v dropper on the scooter lighting circuit and used that to run the toylander lighting

Hope this helps

Electronics and batteries / Wigwag control mod circuit
« Last post by Cliffy on 21 June, 2018, 09:23:35 AM »
Hi all,

 A while ago someone posted a circuit to use a simple DPDT switch as a reverser, thereby enabling me to use only one side of the wigwag assy as a throttle pedal. For the life of me I can't seem to find it! Could one of you kind souls repost it for me please? (or any better ideas that may have come up). For your info the scooter is a fairly old one (brand not known) but has a wigwag control pot, and an additional pot (preset speed limiter?) under the cover.

Thanking you,


Custom / Re: Mini Toylander
« Last post by dickyb2001 on 20 June, 2018, 11:40:02 AM »
Hey, no problem with your updates ThirdScale, it's great to see how someone else is doing the RC thing for the younger drivers.

Awesome work on the RC / drive by wire and you're right, very nice little solution to use the screen catch for the fold down wheel.

And I'm expecting another update when you get the pedal connected in too for full drive by wire control! ;-)

I must get round to getting an account on an image hosting page sorted so I can post more updates from the last few months.
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