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Author Topic: The Keystone Skimmer in 1/35th scale  (Read 11722 times)
Barney
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2016, 09:17:19 AM »

New chassis built (mistakes in measurements on first attempted ) winding drums and gear drive/flywheel completed - considering the Keystone skimmer was the JCB of the time not much information available but I think I have sorted the workings out plus a minor headache !!
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2016, 12:23:52 PM »

I doubt I'm the only one looking forward to seeing your progress. -- Russ
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2016, 07:03:53 PM »

Fascinating!

What is the large gear made of?

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2016, 09:58:05 AM »

Ray - The large gear is from an assortment of gears I sent for from Japan found them on EBAY 100 + assorted gears /cogs and pinions for £4:00 +£2:00 postage
I think they are mainly for the RC car bods some had Tamiya on them - the red one I used was on fine spokes with a large centre which I removed and glued it to a Grandt Line mining pulley (part no 3511) to create a fly-wheel / driver cog
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2016, 10:15:37 AM »

hat "red one" (the gear teeth) looks looks just the item I need, excuse me being pedantic but what is the diameter?

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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2016, 02:48:46 PM »

Les - The red gear I have used is 35mm dia' this works out at 4ft in 1/35th scale
All measurements were taken off Photos using a grid system of 4 examples of a Keystone skimmer and Keystone drilling machines the cog drive gear was between 3ft 6in to 5ft so I went for the middle some have an extra bit of weight in them I presume to give it a flywheel effect all had different castings patterns on the spokes and centre fixings
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2016, 03:06:54 PM »

Ray - I forgot to say the gears are plastic normal styrene glue works well all the others appear to be nylon
bottom left shows one with the centre and the spokes removed - there was even a few brass ones in the assortment a bargain I thought !


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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2020, 03:12:39 PM »

And out of the box - laid up due to not much info' on the little beast -but this little beast appears to be getting bigger ! after more info' and research have learnt a lot - I like to know how these things work it helps me in the construction - the hoist and drums have all been rebuilt - the large wheels are Grandt Line Head frame sheaves (3511) 35mm dia' works out at 48in in 1/35th - these wheels where available (the real thing) in 60in/48in/36in so my luck was in ! all parts at the moment are trial fit and the main shaft will be thicker - the planet gears just visible are nylon clock gears - the drum gears live deep inside the drums - drum cables are loose at the moment the whole assemble is a bit wider than my original versions so a new chassis is next on the list


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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2020, 03:13:35 PM »

drum assembly


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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2020, 03:14:29 PM »

other side with drive cog


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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2020, 10:41:47 PM »

Looks good! Nice to see this project getting some attention again.
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2020, 01:05:52 AM »

This model may require a little work to complete. The drum assembly seems only the beginning. -- Russ
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2020, 07:54:05 PM »

Hey Barney
I sent you a care package of Keystone pictures, I took over 20 years ago when a bunch of TNGS members went to the Orange Empire open house in Perris, Ca. Its an electric model, pre Tesla. you know a long extension cord. I call it the "Monster" I want to build her one day, she's everything you want in a zero emission skimmer.
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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2020, 09:01:47 AM »

At last the complete drum and drive bits are "firmly" in place in the new chassis / frame - I say firmly because they where a right pain to fix in there positions so many bits wobbling about
the drums are the third edition ! just did not look right but conquered it in the end
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2020, 09:02:31 AM »

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