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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #390 on: June 30, 2016, 11:49:47 PM »
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #391 on: July 01, 2016, 01:28:14 AM »
Looks like the laser cutting came out great. I really like the picture of the model with its big brother!

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« Reply #392 on: July 01, 2016, 01:58:41 AM »
That's a nice King Dick Mr. Willy, not something you see very often on this side of the pond.  :lolb:

The flywheel is continuing to take shape and looking great.

Still enjoying your great work.
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« Reply #393 on: July 02, 2016, 01:55:31 PM »
The flywheel is turned up using the 9" faceplate on the Myford....There are 8 slots in the faceplate but 6 spokes so it is held on with just two wide clamping bars. this coupled with the central turned down centre spigot has held it securely enough to machine ok. The next job is to mill the edge protrusions to the correct width and do more filing etc after removing the "spokes'......

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« Reply #394 on: July 03, 2016, 02:21:24 AM »
The flywheel is continued with the spoke flanges milled to width. tis was milled instead of turned on the lathe as there was a lot of chatter as the lathe tool was intermittently hitting each part in turn. As The slot is of a square nature being a casting this could not be milled as the tool always leaves a round corner. What i will do is mill both sides of the flanges down to the spoke thickness ,then saw and file out the slot and then solder a piece at the back to compleat the correct thickness to bolt the spoke too.......Hope this is clear..........

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« Reply #395 on: July 03, 2016, 02:25:07 AM »
Looking great!  Those spoke end fittings are quite ornate, this is going to be a very nice looking engine.

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« Reply #396 on: July 05, 2016, 01:35:37 AM »
The flywheel rim flanges have been milled to thickness and then sawn from the  "spokes" The hub spokes and rim have now to be connected. I shall have to make a jig to get everything concentric and level...........

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« Reply #397 on: July 06, 2016, 02:51:35 AM »
The rim flanges have been filed out square and the rear parts are soldered in place with soft solder and this was found to be strong enough for the parts to be filed to the existing profile of the flanges. A trial spoke has been filed up and slotted in place.

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« Reply #398 on: July 06, 2016, 02:59:34 AM »
Nice!!

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« Reply #399 on: July 07, 2016, 01:38:57 AM »
All the rear flange plates have been fitted and the assembly jig made. the first spoke has been fitted but more filling to profile it and of course the moulding webs.......

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« Reply #400 on: July 08, 2016, 02:35:56 AM »
The spokes has been fitted and attached to the rim and hub. The next job is to make all the webs with their mouldings, and attach them to the spokes.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #401 on: July 08, 2016, 02:54:08 AM »
Very nice, coming along great!  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #402 on: July 08, 2016, 12:52:34 PM »
Here are some pics of the engine so far ......getting there slowly.......
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« Reply #403 on: July 08, 2016, 02:31:45 PM »
Last pics show what looks like work being done on the real engine? Are they restoring it? Or did you get out the wrenches when no one was looking!  :o

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« Reply #404 on: July 08, 2016, 05:38:51 PM »
Last pics show what looks like work being done on the real engine? Are they restoring it? Or did you get out the wrenches when no one was looking!  :o
Hi, Yes they are trying to restore it but it will be a long job . the engine was built about 1830 and then in 1875 the mill burnt down and due to corn laws and things was never used again and has been out in the open for the last 120 years slowly rusting away . the engine is completet however and they are trying to restore it but everything needs approval from the heritage people !!. Every nut and bolt is also square headed so they have to make special sockets to fit them