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kerst
Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 10:14:56 AM

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I put the FAUN carrier together again. Apart from a few details (never ending!) the carrier is done.
I have started with the drawings of the upper works.



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kerst
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:51:20 AM

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I made some good progress with the upper of the crane. It is based on a ¼” piece of AL with the two main frames of brass. I found some nice small gear motors to drive the 2 main winches, boom hoist and the winch for the luffing jib.The motors fit nicely underneath the winches. It looks like I even have room to spare.



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Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:45:44 AM

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Coming along very nicely!

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kerst
Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 8:17:14 PM

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The past week i worked on the swing gear. There is plenty of space for the whole assembly, so that was no problem. I added a springloaded clutch. I tried it and it seems a bit fast, so I might add a reduction later.


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Dex
Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 12:33:14 PM

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I don't know how I missed this the first time. Pretty incredible build, you're very talented.
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 6:18:41 PM

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Really like the adjustable "slip" you have designed into the swing Kerst.
kerst
Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:31:41 AM

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Thanks for the nice comments!
This setup is better. I added a reduction , so now the swing speed is perfect.


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kerst
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 9:37:58 AM

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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:38:32 AM

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It is summer and I haven’t had too much time for the hobby. I worked a bit on the enclosure of the upper. It proved to be more complicated than I expected, mainly because I couldn’t agree with myself which method to use. It turned out to be a combination of brass and AL. There are quite a few angles that make it complicated. But it is getting somewhere.
So far:



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kerst
Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:17:06 PM

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The summer has been slow. Too many other distractions. And often it was simply too hot in the workshop.
I continued working on the enclosure of the upper and built the cab. I am quite happy with the cab. It came together nicely. I am still not really happy with the enclosure. The idea is to be able to remove the side panels easily. The interior still needs to be done. The door is ready, but the front window not yet. There are still lots of details to be done. The next step is connection the electric wiring.




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Paul R
Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 4:52:16 AM

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Great update Kerst!

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kerst
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:11:28 AM

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During the past month I worked on the sheaves. They are the same size for the boom hoist and for the boom tip, 22 sheaves total. The difficulty was reproducing the spokes. After a couple of trials I figured out a way to make them. Basically there are 3 parts, the outer part, the spokes and the center core. I made the outer part from brass tube.This was pretty straightforward. The spokes were very labor intensive. I made them from 1/16” brass sheet, turned them to size and then milled the spokes out, 4 at the time. Then I soldered the parts together in a simple jig and finally finished them on the lathe in specially made chuck.









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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:28:43 AM
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FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP I ENJOY WATCHING THIS TYPE OF CRAFTING. THANKS FOR SHARING
kerst
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:10:30 PM

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Some progress on the boom.
These are the ends for the boom sections. It took some work to get them straight, square, parallel and true, etc. , but the preparatory work paid off.

These two pictures show the setup for the assembly of the boom sections. Once set up it was a matter of fitting the laces in and soldering them. I made five 12 meter (40’) sections. With the butt and the top I will reach 72 original meters, which translates in roughly a scale length of 10 feet.
My little cutoff saw was great for cutting the 3/32” laces.



Each section took about 3 hours to solder together.
This is the result. They are not perfect, but good enough and the boom is pretty straight.


Next the butt and top section.

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Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:55:24 AM

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Hi Kerst,

What a great update and it really is coming together nicely. I would really love to see the finished article one day in person but not sure that will ever happen!

Paul R
JoeE
Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:26:14 AM

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Looks great man!
I love watching progress on this build.

Keep going!

Myself, i have stalled on a couple projects due to work. Sad



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Paul
Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:23:55 AM

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That's a great milestone to make and there must be quite a bit of weight in all that boom when it's all connected together!.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:23:06 AM
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Kerst wrote:
not perfect, but good enough


I'm slowly learning that this is the key to model building. Fantastic work as always - keep it up!
Cosmosman
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 7:11:36 AM
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Glad to see you back on the project. Fantastic detail, love the pulleys.
kerst
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 8:45:00 PM

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Paul wrote:
That's a great milestone to make and there must be quite a bit of weight in all that boom when it's all connected together!.

Smile


Thanks for the kind words!

The weight is just over 3 pounds. With the butt and boom top and the rigging added I guess it will be around 5 pounds.

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