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Convenience Winch for use in Home Loft Answered

I would love to get ideas for making a winch that I can mount as needed on the railing of my home loft (without damaging the railing), for use in exchanging cold drinks, snacks, office supplies, etc.  between family members on the two levels of the house without needless stair climbing.  

Apologies for my terrible SketchUp skills. 

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Why not use a pulley at the top, a loop of rope over it with a small loop tied for make a hitch to clip the basket on. the person below controls the rope. Optional pulley at the bottom to keep the loop tight.