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« on: June 08, 2012, 08:06:55 PM »

I don't ever remember doing a step by step for anything I've shown here. So this is just to show that I don't buy everything from an obscure hobby shop somewhere in Siberia.
   I remember one of these behind my grandfather's barn. It was fondly referred to as the crab. I don't know if this was out of endearment or that's what the thing is actually called. Anyway, it's a single reduction, hand cranked winch with a friction brake that I hope to incorporate into a stone cutting diorama. I started out by gluing some .040" x .156" strips with a small triangle to give me the depth I needed. They were cut to shape, rounded the inside and drilled. The spool shaft made of aluminum tube had an old watch gear put on it and the width of the crab was determined.


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:12:40 PM »

I could then install all the connecting rods at the bottom and the drive shaft on top. All the ends of the rod were heated to round them over. I covered the outside of each standard with half round strip and added the crank and brake. All got a coat of Floquil RR Tie Brown.


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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 08:20:35 PM »

I gave the Floquil about a hour of dry time and then hit it with PolyScale oily Black and after only a few minutes, a light misting of matte finish. Again let dry well enough to touch and washed it with a burnt umber acrylic and while still wet sprinkled powdered rust and Indian Red chalk. Let dry again and dusted with yellow ochre. This will be the prime mover for a small derrick (if I ever get to it)


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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 05:20:23 AM »

Beautiful piece of work, as always.

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It was fondly referred to as the crab. I don't know if this was out of endearment or that's what the thing is actually called.

Standard term for a small hand winch.


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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 05:29:30 AM »

Thanks Kevin, wish I saw your drawing first, I forgot the pawl to lock the spool.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 06:00:26 AM »

Great job on the winch Chester, an attractive piece of scenic flotsam - is that really 1/87th? All the more impressive.

I did a quick "google image" search and it threw up all sorts of designs, and the original Victorian style in cast iron were the best by far, really quite elegant.
They look to be a simplish(?) little project and I might be tempted to emulate your success [would you mind]?
It's the sort of thing that would look particularly at home in the Top Yard - Bottom Yard too come to think of it ........ perhaps we could have a mini group build - unofficial of course.
In fact; I have the Bedford half way through now, and I've also committed myself to a rather extensive Tractor build - but this might just make an attractive yet simple diversion???


Great Job, and thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 06:29:12 AM »

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the size of this piece.  I model in 1:13.7 scale.  In 1:87 scale, this has to be tiny.

Very impressive.  I love the look of the piece and the weathering job.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 02:42:01 PM »

Very adequate. -- Russ
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