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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #675 on: March 02, 2017, 11:36:14 PM »
Still following along Willy.  :popcorn:

It's not just the project (as great as it is), I like the story behind it.
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« Reply #676 on: March 02, 2017, 11:47:26 PM »
Still following along Willy.  :popcorn:

It's not just the project (as great as it is), I like the story behind it.


There is quite a lot of info about it with old photos on the web and the Restoration group are doing a Sterling job.every cubic inch has to be looked at and vette4d by a millwright and English Heritage and the local council , so it is going to be quite a lengthy project. they have plans drawn up as well to make a new Boiler system as the original Elephant boiler will not be used even though it is in really good condition.There is a Hurst connected to it complete with a Wallover..!!?? ETC ETC ETC

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #677 on: March 03, 2017, 02:05:50 AM »
so, the straps are now made but i may do some of the spacers again. the LP crosshead and the Airpump shaft have to be made. here are some pictures of the elephant boiler. the Hurst (corn grinding ) equipment. they have taken the main steam valve apart as well. So the condenser and steam pump to make next. Lso an original unused piston for this engine from about 1840..!!!!!!!
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« Reply #678 on: March 09, 2017, 02:20:46 AM »
ok ,so the engine is on the home strait now, although there is a lot of hidden detail still to do with the air pump and condenser to make also the feed water pump to construct. most of these parts will not be visible from a front on photo so it will not look much different from this pic...........quite a short post for two years work !!!!!!

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« Reply #679 on: March 09, 2017, 03:33:21 AM »
This is really coming out nice. I love all the detail!  :ThumbsUp: It's going to be nice to see it in action.

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« Reply #680 on: March 09, 2017, 04:52:18 AM »
Hi Willy an excellent job. The details are fantastic.
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« Reply #681 on: March 09, 2017, 12:51:11 PM »
here is a better picture in daylight........

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« Reply #682 on: March 09, 2017, 01:01:08 PM »
Beautiful!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #683 on: March 09, 2017, 07:19:16 PM »
Damn nice work Willy and she's a beauty for all the work you put in. Your the man Willy and your craftmenship shows........ :praise2:


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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #684 on: March 09, 2017, 10:06:48 PM »
Thanks for all the comments........I do not have a really good photo to compare with the original as it is tucked away in its building with lots of wooden scaffolding around it ..Health and insanity etc

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« Reply #685 on: March 09, 2017, 11:39:01 PM »
Beautiful!

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« Reply #686 on: March 10, 2017, 12:23:58 AM »
Impressive work Willy! :ThumbsUp:


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« Reply #687 on: March 13, 2017, 03:12:56 AM »
Excellent work! Makes my models look like Tinker Toys. Tomorrow morning I go out to my shop and throw away everything I ever made. Texas Terry

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« Reply #688 on: March 13, 2017, 03:50:06 AM »
Nicely Done Willy!!! 

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #689 on: March 18, 2017, 03:19:32 PM »
Thanks for all the encouraging comments and am now making the below the decks parts of the condenser and air pump, some of this is guesswork as i cannot see inside these parts so i have to make it up as i go along........The drawings are made and the condenser part is made There is a gland here as there is some movement is required to take up the expansion due to the temperature differentials. This uses the gland adjustment device that is used throughout this engine. I have made the nubs for the adjustment bolts by drilling through with a small drill, then silver soldering the drill in place and grinding out the middle part with a diamond bit in the Dremmel. This keeps the nubs in line and also makes a handy handle to hold the part. The drill will then be ground off later. Using the tang of the drill makes for a good strong fixing for the bolts. These bolts were also made with square threads so that only one nut is required to adjust them..............