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barriew

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Rope Reels
« on: July 12, 2008, 03:36:45 PM »

I will need 3 Rope Reels as shown in the attached pic for my next project - Lulonga. This is a stern wheel river paddle tug from Africa. The plans were in Model Boats in 1995.
Does anyone know if these are available commercially - scale is 1:32 and the diameter of the reel is approx 23mm.

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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 04:37:31 PM »

Nearest I can find   http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/billing_boats_winches.html



F263 Hand Winch 25x10mm
Brass Hand Operated Cable Winch 25x10mm
Price: 4.61 (Including VAT at 17.5%)
Euros: 4.82 (Inc VAT) / US Dollars: $6.43 (Tax Free)
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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 06:14:34 PM »

Thanks Richard - I will probably have to make them.

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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 06:28:04 PM »

Hi there

quick way of make cable rails

you need to go to a shop which sells poppers/snap fasteners/press studs  O0  and buy a packet of them - the largest I have managed to purchase so far was from Ebay and they are 18mm diameter.

You use the bit of the popper which has the nipple fastened to it - you need two of these.

You then need a piece of wire insulation which forms the drum and this slips over the nipple on each end of the popper.

From copper wire you then make your stands - easily made by bending them in a 'V' shape - glue these either side to the poppers on the outside and hey presto......there is your rope reel.

See my scribble

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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 06:31:30 PM »

Go into the haberdashery shop and ask for sewing machine bobbins. They make metal and plastic versions with differing hole styles.

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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 11:27:36 AM »

Thanks Bluebird and Gribeauval

I knew there was something that looked like the reels on the Dave Metcalfe original, but couldn't think what it was :)

Between the two of you I should now have enough ideas to be able to make these items, although I quite like the look of what DickyD found also ;)

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Re: Rope Reels
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Re: Rope Reels
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 02:44:30 PM »

Proteus

Thanks but too small I think.

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