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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #165 on: February 03, 2016, 10:33:51 PM »
Very fine!
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« Reply #166 on: February 03, 2016, 11:40:59 PM »
Willy I can only imagine how much work you put into this part. Outstanding work mate.......... :praise2:

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« Reply #167 on: February 04, 2016, 03:04:23 AM »
Willy I can only imagine how much work you put into this part. Outstanding work mate.......... :praise2:

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Thanks for that, I knew it would be a labour of love and it is fortunate that i have as many tools and materials that`have accumulated over the years......A lot of my files have been ground down to suit the job in hand........I also have a large pile of brass offcuts, many of them in soldered together pairs.....I do like the challenge ,and although i think some fabrications will be difficult as soon as i get in the WKSP everything happens as if by magic !!Also there is a lot of really good work going on in this forum that looks quite difficult and a lot of skilful people .......so ,back to the bench !!

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« Reply #168 on: February 05, 2016, 09:28:04 PM »
Making the bottom stretcher governor support bracket. A large drawing to scale is first made then reduced on the photocopier to correct scale size. these are then glued to the brass plates and the proving plate to check for size. the top brass plate is then drilled and the holes drilled through to the centre plate to keep them aligned when soldering. The top plate is then sawn out, this is a quick operation on the mini bandsaw, filed to size and checked by attaching to centre plate to check the symmetry.This streatcher has right angled flanges, but these will be be soldered on. the top part of the flange will be attached to the A frame with bolts. The stretcher will be offered up to it, and the bottom part of the flange then bolted in place afterwards.........

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« Reply #169 on: February 05, 2016, 10:29:20 PM »
I'm really enjoying how you're taking the real thing and modeling it.
Fascinating.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #170 on: February 06, 2016, 01:56:48 AM »
I'm really enjoying how you're taking the real thing and modeling it.
Fascinating.

Yup Me too!

Nice Progress Willy.

Dave

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« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2016, 02:40:58 AM »
The stretcher is getting there ,now i have got the hang of this modus operandi......The parts are tinned and soldered together. I removed some of the metal to make it quicker to heat and solder. the test piece is then used to fit the stretcher as accurately as possible as the A frames taper in both planes.The part left on at the back is to support the governor drive fully and bevel gear.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #172 on: February 06, 2016, 07:23:53 PM »
Any more of those to do? You're getting very good at it!

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« Reply #173 on: February 06, 2016, 08:17:29 PM »
I think you are ready to go into full production mode - can we have 1000 by Thursday next?! 

Looking terrific! A very complex set of shapes, coming out great.   :popcorn:

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« Reply #174 on: February 07, 2016, 12:35:52 AM »
Any more of those to do? You're getting very good at it!
Only the beam that is quite similar but much more intricate with cavetto mouldings etc etc.
I think you are ready to go into full production mode - can we have 1000 by Thursday next?! 

Looking terrific! A very complex set of shapes, coming out great.   :popcorn:
Do you want them plain polished ,painted or just undercoat ?? !!! the  "Flange parts are made, I marked out the position of the stretcher and then drilled the tapped holes from the outside. Then i offered up the right angle brass to the stretcher and spotted through from the outside, i used the angle brass as it was easier to hold. that The reduced governor drawing was tried in place and it seems to fit ok. I will be assembling the Hedley next for the show and tell on wednesday, so will be busy with that.................

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« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2016, 02:17:47 AM »
Awesome Willy, this is going to be a beauty for sure. I...........like.............. :Love:


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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2016, 04:17:18 PM »
Impressive!

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« Reply #177 on: February 09, 2016, 01:31:43 AM »
Thanks Dave and Don still lots to do yet so i hope i can keep it up !! Meanwhile the Hedley is now back together but not quite to exhibition standard yet !!

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« Reply #178 on: February 09, 2016, 01:56:55 AM »
That's gorgeous Willy.............. :praise2:


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« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2016, 02:54:20 AM »
WOW!

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