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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #150 on: January 25, 2016, 08:22:33 AM »

and of course we all know what went on in Garretts,Leiston !

A terrible, dark tale?

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« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2016, 09:35:13 AM »

and of course we all know what went on in Garretts,Leiston !

A terrible, dark tale?
Actually No, They made Traction Engines  actually........The Long Shop is still there and i used to visit in the 70's when i was a school teacher at the famous Summerhill School started by A.S.Neill................

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« Reply #152 on: January 25, 2016, 09:47:08 AM »
Actually, I thought it was traction engines. I've a photo of one taken at the old river port of Echuca on the NSW/Victorian border. It is a very impressive machine, the largest I've ever seen.

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« Reply #153 on: January 30, 2016, 12:52:30 AM »
I went to Beenleigh mill again and took more photos and measurements. The next part to make is the top frame stretcher. I took an imprint of it on a large sheet of paper and after drawing it out i reduced it to size to use as a template the actuall size for the model.....I now have to work out exactly how to do it !!

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« Reply #154 on: January 30, 2016, 11:30:14 PM »
the top stretcher is now under construction  the reduced photocopy has been glued to a piece of brass. this is then drilled through with the other parts of brass to retain the correct positions when soldering together. the top and bottom parts are then bolted together and sawn out on the mini bandsaw. they are then filed up together with a draught and reattached to see how they will fit. the centre round bit will be turned up next and the whole lot will be medium soldered together...........

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« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2016, 11:53:50 PM »
Looking good Willy and I do enjoy you fabrication work, very intuitive........ :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #156 on: January 31, 2016, 12:21:05 AM »
Thats quite a complex part, nice fabrication!

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« Reply #157 on: January 31, 2016, 03:45:28 AM »
Thanks for the comments and the part is almost finished, I just need to attach the flanges to the arms and legs and narrow them a bit more as well. When it came to it, it actually went together quite easily. The small bandsaw is a real boon though as it takes a lot of the work out of the construction ,it also acts as a very course filing machine as well so here are the pics>>>>>>>>

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« Reply #158 on: January 31, 2016, 02:18:09 PM »
More on the top part, one of the legs did not take the solder so a quick repair was accomplished using the vice as a heat sink so the don't all fall off !! Also the drawing and reaming the centre hole to give an accurate orifice with a bit of "casting" draft when used from each side...........And a close up of the part......

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« Reply #159 on: January 31, 2016, 05:08:11 PM »
More amazing work Willy!  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #160 on: January 31, 2016, 08:20:29 PM »
That's a very complex part to make, and a very good way of making it. Hugh.

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« Reply #161 on: February 02, 2016, 03:00:39 AM »
That's a very complex part to make, and a very good way of making it. Hugh.
Thanks Hugh,  There will be much more complexity to do however......especially on the beam ! The top stretcher is now fitted,,,,,,about 2 hours worth of Thou-filing to get the parts to fit exactly...I have to solder it now to the flanges but i don't want the solder to penetrate through to the frame as the part has to be removable......I could use a micro flame torch,but have never used one before ,or even JB weld,also never used that before.......we shall have to see what happens  when it comes to it

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« Reply #162 on: February 03, 2016, 02:44:20 AM »
the top stretcher is now finished with the flanges in place. I did buy a mini micro gas torch and soldered the part in place on the standards after tinning all the parts. some of the solder did run into the slots on the arms but were removed with a wood chisel. also the legs/arms were made longer and then sawn and filed down, hence the bit sawn off in the photos. The next part will be the bottom stretcher that supports the governor. this will be constructed in the same way as the rest of the A.frames as this process seems to work ok. Also it is the show and tell at the Norwich &DSME at the Angel Rd Junior school on Angel Road.

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« Reply #163 on: February 03, 2016, 03:04:00 AM »
Very intricate work.
Neat project!
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« Reply #164 on: February 03, 2016, 03:22:57 AM »
Excellent as always!   :popcorn: