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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1095 on: July 08, 2024, 06:10:34 PM »
hoist away and prepare for open water!!!  :whoohoo:
what the @#&% over

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1096 on: July 08, 2024, 06:47:55 PM »
Good detective work and great fix!  Now you have both forward AND reverse! What more could a guy want?  :Lol: :popcorn: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1097 on: July 08, 2024, 07:35:17 PM »
Good detective work and great fix!  Now you have both forward AND reverse! What more could a guy want? :Lol: :popcorn: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

Kim

Beer   :cheers: :DrinkPint:

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Sometimes, it can be a long and winding road

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1098 on: July 08, 2024, 07:38:19 PM »
Good detective work and great fix!  Now you have both forward AND reverse! What more could a guy want? :Lol: :popcorn: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

Kim

Beer   :cheers: :DrinkPint:

Mike

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1099 on: July 08, 2024, 08:09:46 PM »

Looks great, except the reverse actuator looks out of scale. :ROFL:

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1100 on: July 08, 2024, 08:10:45 PM »
Good detective work and great fix!  Now you have both forward AND reverse! What more could a guy want? :Lol: :popcorn: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

Kim

Beer   :cheers: :DrinkPint:

Mike
What about the dark chocolate and pretzels to go with the beer!   :cheers:

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1101 on: July 08, 2024, 08:11:53 PM »


Looks great, except the reverse actuator looks out of scale. :ROFL:

Gene
That was the shop elves big brother Thumbo!  :Lol:

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1102 on: July 08, 2024, 08:17:53 PM »
So now that both engines in this build will run well, time to press on with the final parts to make: windlass reverse controls, pipes/valves, and the display base. The shop elves have been studying the plans for the reverse controls, which include a handwheel mounted on the side of the forward frame and some crank arms/links:

While they are on that, I've dug out the bags of spare plumbing bits and valves made as extras during prior builds, to pick out components for the piping on both engines:

Later on I'll meet with the elves and see what they've decided on how to make the controls... Have to find the magnifying glass so I can read their little notepad!   :Lol:

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1103 on: July 08, 2024, 08:27:33 PM »
Great result Chris! I love the stately pace of the drums. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1104 on: July 08, 2024, 09:03:58 PM »
Great result Chris! I love the stately pace of the drums. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
Thanks Ron!  Yeah, for hauling a 14,000 pound anchor and its chain up off the bottom of the harbour, they needed a bit of gear reduction! That thing could practically lift lift my neighborhood... Would have been interesting to watch the crew lift those anchors and get them stowed.

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1105 on: July 08, 2024, 10:43:54 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: That's running nice now Chris! But who was that elf who helped out with reverse?  :Lol:  (model railroaders call that the 0-5-0)  :thinking:  :Lol:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1106 on: July 09, 2024, 03:44:59 PM »
Got a start on the crank arms for the reverse controls - one at each end of the engine to move the reverse link, one just back from the bow end for the handwheel connection...

They dont look like much yet, just getting the end fittings shaped so they can be silver soldered to the arms, then will start tapering/shaping...

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1107 on: July 09, 2024, 05:31:10 PM »
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"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1108 on: July 09, 2024, 05:44:31 PM »
:ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
:cheers:

Got them soldered up, soaking in the pickel solution to clean up before next machining steps...

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Re: Kearsarge Windlass Engines
« Reply #1109 on: July 10, 2024, 03:51:23 PM »
Went into the shop this morning and got cranky. Making crank arms, that is. Took the arms that were soldered up yesterday, and did a lot of nibbling with end mills to get them rough shaped. Made a hacsaw starter cut and then used a small end mill to cut the slots in the clevis ends:


and used the rotary table to trim the overhang on the base ends

and got down to this point, ready for final shaping

Off to the belt sander to continue the shaping - tapering sides, rounding ends, etc

They are ready for drilling the holes for the pins to hold them to the shaft running across the front of the engine in the vertical columns. They don't need to be adjustable, so just a through hole for pins will do.

 

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