New project a home made centrepin 4''

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Evert van der Plas
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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Evert van der Plas » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:49 pm

Working on the ratchet system, flatten a brass wire to make the spring and it is strong enough to use for the ratchet,
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Now drilling a few holes in the brass cross / reel foot holder to make it work

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Evert van der Plas » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:59 pm

When the ratchet is completed and working i cover the back from the back plate with the inlay i made before and cover it up with epoxy to get a nice shiny layer, the most difficult part i keep for the end, place the pin correctly in the brass reel foot holder, it is a very Precise job. fingers crossed.Image

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Wonderful!

I'm already looking forward to the thread where this reel gets christened...

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Duebel » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 am

Stunning! Great craftsmanship! :Hat:
Greetings from Bamberg
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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Evert van der Plas » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:05 pm

First layer epoxy is on the back plate and i think it is going to look wonderful after the second layer
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Next step is sanding it with very fine sanding paper

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Olly » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:37 pm

I cannot wait to see the finished article! Beautiful and hard precision work at the same time.

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Crucian » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:02 pm

Beautiful :Hat:

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:16 pm

Absolutely wonderful as always Evert.

Great stuff!

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Evert van der Plas » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:42 pm

I put the parts to gather for a few tests and pleased with the result so far, Adjustments must be done now to make the reel spin nicely and will take some time to get the best results, at the first test it spins freely and that is a good sign :-). the final polishing and epoxy layer will finish the reel
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i used 86 parts to make the reel and perhaps you think i am :Tongue: but i love to do this

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Re: New project a home made centrepin 4''

Post by Watermole+ » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:08 pm

That really is very good indeed Evert..Well done!
You should be justly proud of that-and I know that your next one will be even better.
My first effort was nowhere near that standard..in fact, it was so poor, I never bothered to even finish it.

You must post a picture of its first capture.

Again, many congratulations!

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Did you scratch build the locomotives also?

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