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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #420 on: July 25, 2016, 11:51:37 PM »
Very nice! Amazing how many layers of mouldings there are on that engine.   :popcorn:

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« Reply #421 on: July 28, 2016, 02:35:49 AM »
The eccentric has been started with the drawing and the parts turned up. The sheave is made from one piece and the outside is filed up after turning a disk to file to. the slots in the eccentric are filed out using the turning rings as a datum line. the part will be filed smooth afterwards

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« Reply #422 on: July 28, 2016, 02:58:31 AM »
I love the design of the eccentric with the slots in it, never thought of doing that before.

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« Reply #423 on: July 28, 2016, 03:06:10 AM »
I love the design of the eccentric with the slots in it, never thought of doing that before.
I think this is quite common this side of the pond and its does save a certain amount of cast iron ....and adds to the aesthetic with the rest of the casting mouldings...

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« Reply #424 on: July 29, 2016, 02:12:04 AM »
The eccentric strap rod is made. I used some small lengths of nickel silver that i have quite a lot of in small sizes. It silver solders readily and there is no colour change on the join the eccentric is finished and i used a small keyway cutter 1/16th wide .

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« Reply #425 on: August 02, 2016, 01:22:45 AM »
The eccentric stap rod lever is made next ..it is built up from brass and soft soldered together

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« Reply #426 on: August 02, 2016, 01:33:06 AM »
Is the slot to allow for adjusting the throw on the valve?

Looking great as always!

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« Reply #427 on: August 02, 2016, 11:56:15 AM »
Is the slot to allow for adjusting the throw on the valve?

Looking great as always!
Hi, Yes ,this is the main place that does this and that is why it is of quite a massive chunk of metal...
Willy

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« Reply #428 on: August 03, 2016, 03:10:05 AM »
I have now made the brackets that take the eccentric crossrod  from the back to the front of the standards. this is a casting with a sunken detail on it . this is made by sawing a slot across it and soldering in a piece of plate. this is filed upland the back plate attached...

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« Reply #429 on: August 03, 2016, 03:26:03 AM »
The linkage for the cross rod is turned up temporarily to see how it fits
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« Reply #430 on: August 04, 2016, 02:04:04 AM »
The other bracket has been made ,they are handed and have been fixed to the standards to check out the length for the adjuster on the eccentric strap. also a drawing for the transfer rod bearings......

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« Reply #431 on: August 06, 2016, 02:51:41 AM »
There is now a video, this is on the  VIMEO  website, of the model so far with the flywheel turning and the beam and eccentric shaft rod operating. It is called    Beeleigh mill essex model      I shall try to put the link onto this site but will have to get someone to show me how.   The next parts will be the compound cylinder block........
« Last Edit: August 06, 2016, 02:57:22 AM by steam guy willy »

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« Reply #432 on: August 06, 2016, 01:45:20 PM »
Ok I have now embedded this for you to look at..........

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #433 on: August 06, 2016, 11:01:52 PM »
Hi Steam Guy,
 Thanks looking great, nice to see all the parts we've been watching being made fitted up. She is going to be lovely to watch when you get her finished.
Keep up the great work!

Cheers Kerrin
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« Reply #434 on: August 07, 2016, 02:08:22 AM »
Thanks for the video of the parts so far, looking terrific!    :popcorn:   :ThumbsUp: