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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  3:00:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It took me a while to figure out how to make the gearing and stuff to lower the hook etc. But I am done with that small part. I even made a small crank from 5 pieces of styrene, as there are none available on the market. The gears come from a watch, and they happen to mesh perfectly, although I glued them down to so they don't fall apart on me. The whole unit was bolted to the back using .6mm x 1/4" long brass nuts and bolts. They were first blackened with A-Wests Blacken-it.



























Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6360 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  7:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, Tony. The old look of the wood parts and rust on the metal bits complement each other.

Mike
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  7:35:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Beautiful work, Tony. The old look of the wood parts and rust on the metal bits complement each other.

Mike


Thank you Mike. I also tried to add some grease around the gears, not sure it shows well in this scale, but it looks good.

Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene
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George D
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USA
16073 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  9:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Tony.

George
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
684 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  12:08:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That miniature hardware is really neat. Great work!

Galen

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brownbr
Fireman

USA
1536 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  06:12:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The hand crank is very impressive
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12507 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  1:13:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony very nice. The gears and handle great work.

I guess it can tell time now with those gears!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5655 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  1:47:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So very nice Tony. The crane came out super.

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  2:45:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent. [:-thumbu][:-thumbu]
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slimrails
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USA
8475 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  5:56:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Those fittings are terrific, Tony. [:-thumbu]
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2019 :  4:23:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
George, Galen, Jerry, Bryan, Bob, Carl and Russ, thank you all very much.

Galen, I had some problems with the scale hardware company, not the ones I used here, they are .6mm, and work fine. But they are now owned by Model Motorcars, Ltd, and I had recently made an order for some .8mm bolts and nuts. What I received was 1.6mm. So I contacted them, and they looked at the photos I sent along with the email (I presume) and replied that they sent what I ordered. So I replied again, saying they were not, and we agreed that they would send me some more, and I could keep the ones I had. OK, all was well....except, they sent me more 1.6mm nuts and bolts. They had sent me a refund for the first lot, and I used that to re-order the second lot. So since I know I won't ever use something that large (they translate to a 5" bolt!), I decided to return the whole lot for either a refund or replacement. Today I got a partial refund, so now I am "assuming" that they got their act together and are going to also send the right sized ones, the .8mm I want. Time will tell, I haven't got any notification that that is the case or not, so we will see. Either way, it's been a mess. If I don't get the .8mm, then I know a company in England that also makes them.

Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2019 :  5:05:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I made some 'pulleys' to guide the wire/rope up, over and down to the hook. I started with some square brass, filing off one side to make a 'U' section, then cut a slot for the clearance, and then drilled the .032" holes on each side. The holes will support the .032" brass tubing, and the inside of the tubing will accept some .6mm brass bolts, held together with the .6mm nut and washer. I had to drill out the tubing with a .0245" bit to give a little clearance to the bolt, but I only needed to take out a couple of thousandths.













Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
Fireman

USA
3151 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  5:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am very close to finishing this little puppy. Wire (rope?) and a hook is all that's needed now. I constructed the top brace for the crane using 10-by stock. The end cap is of brass, brass wire and I think Grant Line turnbuckles.
















Tony Burgess
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6360 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  6:01:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, Tony. Looks like itís had a hard life but can still lift as much as ever. The rod with turnbuckle is a neat detail. Did you think that up?

Mike

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George D
Moderator

USA
16073 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2019 :  7:23:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Very nice, Tony.

George
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