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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2013, 11:46:00 AM »

After you dye the parts will they then hold paint?
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 01:02:10 PM »

Maybe you first tap the parts to die them, then have a funeral. -- ssuR
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 02:28:35 PM »

The dye does not make them hold paint, it just colors them.

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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2013, 04:13:16 PM »

If you guys recall I have used a few of these gears previously.
Not to worry.

Got the large capstans fabricated.
They started life as 1 1/2" long pieces of 1" bar.

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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2013, 10:14:51 AM »

-MJ

Your usual fine machine work.  They look great.

Jerry
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 06:10:54 PM »

Good looking winch.  Are you going to make the plumbing out of brass?  I need to scratch one for a tug boat in 1/48 scale and the info in this thread has been invaluable.
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 02:38:51 AM »

Looking good Marty. Welcome back.
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2013, 03:20:35 PM »

Max,
I would get a hold of a CHB "donkey" to use as a start for a winch in 1:48.

Anyway, I am finished with the winch.
I'm happy but not excited about the end result.
I think not having any good plans or reference photos really killed my enthusiasm.
I had to make a lot of "assumptions" which I don't like to do.
Hopefully my knowledge of steam donkeys may have helped?....







Thanks for looking.
I'm hoping to get back on the Shay and machine shop next!
-Marty
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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2013, 11:02:51 PM »


Anyway, I am finished with the winch.
I'm happy but not excited about the end result.
-Marty

Well You should be that is beautifully done!!!
But what am I missing, I don't see the steam exhaust?
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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2013, 02:07:51 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2013, 03:09:54 AM »

Looks very good and very feasible.  You have the plumbing right and the brake and clutch levers right my only thought...

The main side plates seem strange.  Every donkey or hoist I have seen used a cast iron side plate and it had openings and ridges around the edge and openings cast in.  But you probably know more than me.  Looks like a live steamer and could work.

Kemtron used to and may still sell accurate donkey engine and hoist plans drawn up by the late and great Al Armitage.
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2013, 07:10:16 AM »

Looks very good  Cool

I'm hoping to get back on the Shay and machine shop next!
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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2013, 10:30:39 AM »

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Looks great to me.  Glad your going back to the Shay!!!

Jerry
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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2013, 11:28:56 AM »

Looking good!
How did you finish the brass parts? Is it some sort of plating?
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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2013, 12:44:01 PM »

Thanks guys, your too kind!

Norcal - the steam exhaust is closest to the main drum and goes straight down.

Max your right, i should have added the perpendicular plates or ridges.

Hauk I dipped the brass capstans into a blackening agent, they went really dark!
Must be a different type of alloy (free machining naval brass I'm told from the supplier)
I could not get the effect to work on any other brass I have.
They are the best part of the model - I think!

-Mj
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