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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #270 on: April 09, 2016, 04:19:40 PM »
The acorn ends and the bosses will be turned up on square stock to enable the milling of the slots to be indexed easier, a pic of the individual parts to be made 30 in total !!

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« Reply #271 on: April 09, 2016, 04:30:50 PM »
30 of them!  :o

Looks excellent!
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« Reply #272 on: April 09, 2016, 07:44:55 PM »
looking great! keep up the good work!
one day ill finish a project before starting another!
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« Reply #273 on: April 09, 2016, 08:03:54 PM »
30 of them!  :o

Looks excellent!

Not so bad Zee, he has a larger parts-to-banter factor...!

Looking fantastic as always Willy!

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« Reply #274 on: April 09, 2016, 11:35:27 PM »
Lovely work Willy ............ :ThumbsUp:

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #275 on: April 16, 2016, 02:08:06 AM »
Back at work after i lost the first beam part.....so i had to get another piece of 1/8 brass bar and mill  it down ,make two new acorns and solder them in. Only 26 more pieces to make now. i have also been busy with somebody bike shortening the pedals and other stuff. I am going to the mill at Beeleigh  on Tuesday to get more measurements. and photos. thanks for all the comments as well......

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #276 on: April 17, 2016, 03:00:53 AM »
have made some more bits and a soldering jig for the web flanges etc...... it also makes a good assembly jig. once the flanges are int place the other parts can be made to fit I will glue the feather and lugs in place as there will be minimum load on these parts......there will be a lot od filing to merge all the parts together and there will be quite lot of filler needed.........
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #277 on: April 17, 2016, 03:05:11 AM »
have made some more bits and a soldering jig for the web flanges etc...... it also makes a good assembly jig. once the flanges are int place the other parts can be made to fit I will glue the fatherland lugs in place as there will be minimum load on these parts......there will be a lot od filing to merge all the parts together and there will be quite lot of filler needed.........
What are fatherland lugs?

Looking great!

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« Reply #278 on: April 17, 2016, 03:11:18 AM »
Hi Creuby , sorry ,that should be feathers and lugs.  Feathers are the correct name for the length way flanges that run down the middle of the beam web. It is 3am over here so i am a bit tired after a hard days work !!

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« Reply #279 on: April 18, 2016, 12:27:08 PM »
More on the beam ,i have now discovered the macro button on my camera and so here is the picture of the beam end....i soldered the flanges and the circular end piece that connects them at the same time so did not quite get the alignment in the correct place. Now i have the jig and the flanges soldered in place i can measure and turn these pieces to fit accurately before attaching them ....hopfully..... I am going down to Beeleigh Mill again tomorrow to get more photos and measurements. They are also trying to remove the bolts to the air pump that pumps water!!  these are proving to be quite stubborn and the millwright has suggested freezing them with plumbers spray to remove them with out mishap !! will try to get some photos of that too

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #280 on: April 18, 2016, 07:55:34 PM »
Willy that look ok to me mate and still with you till the end....... :ThumbsUp:

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #281 on: April 23, 2016, 01:24:21 AM »
have done some more on the beam......the bosses have been turned  and the feather slots filed up. i have been busy in the allotment now the weather is improving........

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #282 on: April 23, 2016, 01:47:24 AM »
The beam is coming together nicely!

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« Reply #283 on: April 24, 2016, 02:20:15 AM »
I have made all the bosses and the curved end pieces and now have to solder them on in the correct alignments and make the feathers to fit then it is finished !!........looks like you are all having a good time at NAMES..we have a similar thing at the Forncett steam museum here in Blighty where quite a few of us attend.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #284 on: April 24, 2016, 02:31:33 AM »
Are you in the pic?
It'd be good to know.
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