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Offline Bertie_Bassett

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #510 on: September 23, 2016, 10:01:05 PM »
looks like your making great progress there  :ThumbsUp:

is that a square headed bolt on one side and a hex head the other??
one day ill finish a project before starting another!
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« Reply #511 on: September 24, 2016, 01:38:13 AM »
looks like your making great progress there  :ThumbsUp:

is that a square headed bolt on one side and a hex head the other??
Hi Bertie, they will all be square headed bolts eventually as per the original when i get round to making them all, they start out hexagon and the heads are filed square afterwards, Are you coming to the Forncett steam up on the 2nd October ? This is the model engineers day!! 

The other bearing its made and here are a series of photos showing the construction Fairley basic stuff using files and drills, the round bolting rods are soft soldered in place using Fryolux soft solder paste with a dab of cored solder as well.......

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #512 on: September 24, 2016, 09:00:16 PM »
i ment on the original, must be a trick of the light as one looks to be a hex.

im hoping to get over to forncett on the 2nd
one day ill finish a project before starting another!
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #513 on: September 27, 2016, 08:33:21 PM »
i ment on the original, must be a trick of the light as one looks to be a hex.

im hoping to get over to forncett on the 2nd
Will be good to meet you at Forncett, and this engine is almost 200 years old so i suppose a lot of the original nuts /bolts may have been changed. I have made a temporary base/stand for the Beeleigh engine to make it a bit more presentable for the Model Engineers day at Forncett. I have also been to the Science museum and looked at this Woolf compound engine, that is on the TO DO list !! but will need to finish the currant one first !.......

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #514 on: September 30, 2016, 12:33:50 AM »
A bit more work on the valve gear, the adjusters on the bottom of the valve rods are made

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #515 on: September 30, 2016, 12:40:15 AM »
Really looking great! The base really sets the engine off well.   :popcorn:

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« Reply #516 on: October 01, 2016, 02:01:41 AM »
Really looking great! The base really sets the engine off well.   :popcorn:
hi, this base is just a temporary one made from MDF and dolls house brick wallpaper to display at the local Forncett museum Model engineers day this Sunday. I shall take lots of pics to show some of the engines from the local MEM members.
The main steam valve handle is made and the condenser adjustment box housing is fitted.........

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« Reply #517 on: October 02, 2016, 12:10:25 AM »
The steam chest cover is made for the HP cyl, First a strip of brass is turned to thickness, the turning marks are filed off and then the plate is sawn off,filed to profile and bolted in place......Forncett tomorrow and then preparing for the autumn and winter at the allotment !!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #518 on: October 02, 2016, 09:17:03 PM »
and it even looks good in the flesh!

one day ill finish a project before starting another!
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #519 on: October 03, 2016, 12:33:43 AM »
Hey! good to see it out in public.

I'm still here following along with your work; as you continue to make great progress.

Dave

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #520 on: October 04, 2016, 07:11:59 PM »
and it even looks good in the flesh!


Hi, thanks for the photo......i will be posting more pics from the exhibition soon

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« Reply #521 on: October 05, 2016, 01:24:52 PM »
More photos of the Forncett  Steam museum Model engineers day   2nd October 2016........

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« Reply #522 on: October 05, 2016, 05:48:02 PM »
Some great looking models there! Thanks for sharing them.

I was wondering about the one with the 'feet' on the drive wheels, looks like a rotary duck walker. Was that a real vehicle? It also has a great companion piece behind it on the right, a 'model tree' - great idea!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #523 on: October 05, 2016, 07:59:10 PM »
Beautiful engines Willy thanks for sharing them. Your engine is really looking great..... :ThumbsUp:

Don

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #524 on: October 06, 2016, 01:47:15 AM »
Some great looking models there! Thanks for sharing them.

I was wondering about the one with the 'feet' on the drive wheels, looks like a rotary duck walker. Was that a real vehicle? It also has a great companion piece behind it on the right, a 'model tree' - great idea!
Yes ,this is a Burrell of Thetford traction engine and the date on the drawings is  AD 1855 Nov 27   !! a few more pics as well......These are antique engines from the collection of R.O. Clark a local historian and writer of Steam engine collections in East Anglia.
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