Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

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Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by johnpenn74 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:38 pm

Can anyone point me in the direction of any quarter scale donkey drawings? Would like to find a model of a larger one (as opposed to doubling the Harris design).

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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by James Powell » Sat May 19, 2018 10:50 pm

John,

I'd suspect that you have to decide what size of donkey you want, then work backwards from that. Because a 1/4th scale model of a big one is going to be a LOT bigger than a 1/4 scale model of a small one...

There are at least 2 full sized around here- one in Sooke, one at SHAS (Vancouver Island Model Engineers), and I would suspect several at BC Forestry Museum in Duncan.

(kind of like the difference between a 0-4-0 and a 4-8-8-4...)

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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by K. Brouwers » Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am

Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by shayloco » Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 am

John-

Just double the Harris plans. They are a credible set of plans for an American steam donkey. There is a seller on eBay who offers a cast iron cylinder and flywheel that may be suitable for this size.

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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun May 20, 2018 9:46 am

Everyone going to the triennial should run up the road to the logging museum. Lots of good stuff there.
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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by BClemens » Sun May 20, 2018 2:53 pm

K. Brouwers wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am
Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
Cheers
Karel
Most excellent web site indeed! Will probably entice much interest in these machines....
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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by Berkman » Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 pm

How are your locomotive construction projects coming along ?

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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by johnpenn74 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:25 pm

More dreaming than doing. As I have been on the road continuously since December of 16. Have made a few parts, but nothing consequential. I am being quite accomplished at collecting cast iron... :-)
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Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Post by Fred_V » Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 am

K. Brouwers wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am
Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
Cheers
Karel
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