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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2016, 11:29:55 PM »
Nice! This is going into my reference notebook.
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« Reply #136 on: January 16, 2016, 11:42:09 PM »
Back to work after the MEX and a bout of back pain......A few pics of the orifice web parts for the next A frame, and a new drill from Exhibition......it has two switch positions..one for ON, and the other for ON when you operate the down feed . I think the idea is that when the drill catches on exit,you let go and the drill stops to avoid the drillee from continuing to rotate casing a bent drill and mashed fingers............except of course we always clamp the Drillee (the part being drilled). Also a set of small broaches from RDG. 85 pounds. I have also made the crank bearings on the Perspex model. 

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« Reply #137 on: January 17, 2016, 08:43:16 PM »
Great progress Willy. Is that formica you're drilling into?
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« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2016, 02:57:51 PM »
Great progress Willy. Is that formica you're drilling into?
Hi, J, this is a high density type of building material that is used in public loos as partitions between cubicles. It is about 5/8" thick and is very heavy and quite stable, obtainable from your local building site skip ,free of charge. Here in norridge  i have a friendly site manager that keeps me informed of local sites and what is being discarded !! I have just noticed that the Cock of the North, locomotive had a water tube boiler,,,,,,well it would have ,of course , Wouldn't it !!!!!!!!!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #139 on: January 19, 2016, 03:12:33 AM »
The other A frame is now soldered together so more work still to be done!! This side is slightly different with the shapes of the triangular holes and the parts have been drilled in the corners with the correct size drill so the filing out should be easier and more exact. The first one will be at the back so it won't be so noticeable. The iron maiden is now hanging up awaiting any other models that may be made!!

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« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2016, 03:18:49 AM »
That is looking terrific!

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« Reply #141 on: January 19, 2016, 03:24:33 AM »
Top notch work Willy and are you planning to paint this brass or leave the brass look.........

Don

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« Reply #142 on: January 19, 2016, 03:54:57 AM »
Top notch work Willy and are you planning to paint this brass or leave the brass look.........

Don
Hi Don, it will be painted actually to hide the soft solder and the filler!!  I was looking at your photos and see that a lot of your engines are left polished brass, however i don't have the skills to make every thing fit to such a high standards as yours, and as my mum told me  'a coat of paint can hide a multitude of sins' !!!

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« Reply #143 on: January 20, 2016, 01:42:52 AM »
The A frames are almost complete, just the tops need tidying up........

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« Reply #144 on: January 20, 2016, 03:03:24 AM »
Wow, that's lookin' soooo good! That technique is really somethin'. :praise2:

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« Reply #145 on: January 20, 2016, 07:24:21 PM »
I have now made the condenser (bit of pipe) jet control box.....The top writing is all there however you may need a magnifying glass to see it. It was made in the local engraving shop and the chap said you won't be able to read it,however the chap on the market fish stall managed !!!It was quite expensive .....12 cups of posh coffee.!! I always price things in cups of coffee as it makes them cheaper.......... This is of course part of the model so it has to be there!

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« Reply #146 on: January 20, 2016, 07:30:45 PM »
Nice detail!  They even included the misspelling - great historical touch!

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« Reply #147 on: January 22, 2016, 02:22:19 AM »
The A frame top parts are now attached ,they were soldered in place using a spacer the correct width and with the standards bolted in place and the weight of the base holding everything square. Also the square stub for the condenser lever will be an old 3/32nd reamer end as it has the correct shape, You can also see some of the lettering , 12 HORSEPOWER and a smaller OPEN.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #148 on: January 22, 2016, 02:40:51 AM »
.....12 cups of posh coffee.!! I always price things in cups of coffee as it makes them cheaper......

 :lolb: That's great.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #149 on: January 25, 2016, 12:56:39 AM »
The condenser lever is made and a few spanners from a charity shop....Daimler Austin BSA and of course we all know what went on in Garretts,Leiston !   I will be going to Beeleigh Mill on Tuesday to do more measuring and photo's so the work will continue apace.......