I guess it is the small scale. The full size Endeavour replica in Australia has a raised, glazed grating forward of the capstan and a large covered walkway between the capstan and helm (the exit from the stairs below), so I suspect the capstan is barely used on the replica.Hi Dave
Are you sure about the placement of your capstan on this model? I haven't looked at any plans but it would be nigh on impossible for the crew to walk the capstan with it in that position. It was customary to place most capstans where the men could walk around in a circle pushing on the bars. Just a thought and happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.