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Offline steam guy willy

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #795 on: July 16, 2017, 05:01:38 PM »
Three new photos from Beeleigh mill (courtesy of BMRG )  showing the Air pump valves. I thought these may have been Hippopotamus hide flap valves ! but they are metal to metal flap valves as can be seen in the pics. They are still in working order and there was no packing in the pump valve apparantly, just using the water condensate to seal it with the vacuum suction.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #796 on: July 16, 2017, 06:04:28 PM »
Great to see that kind of detail. I just went and looked up the restoration group, they have a nice website with details on the mill:
    http://beeleighmill.co.uk/


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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #797 on: July 21, 2017, 01:12:18 AM »
more finishing and painting.........

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #798 on: July 21, 2017, 01:43:24 AM »
The paint work really look good Steam Guy Willy and that is a very nice website.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #799 on: July 22, 2017, 02:31:50 AM »
more work on the cylinder table ,cutting out the metal with a drill, then carving out to size with a broach and finishing with files. Also attaching the bearing trunnions with square headed bolts, these are ordinary 10BA hex bolts filed to shape....