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Offline steam guy willy

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #825 on: August 17, 2017, 12:01:26 AM »
Hi Dave, i thought that might have been so,   so are there tables to tell you what size of drill to use for different  metals ? i have never seen any !! So i have made one of the end parts and having added material to make the part i have removed some by file, and sanded it to fit, I have painted it with undercoat and it sort of seems to have worked. This was designed on the 'Blenda" cad thingy btw.
 
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #826 on: August 18, 2017, 12:27:54 PM »
More end pieces fitted and partly painted up to see how it looks.......so getting there. I don't know how long these pieces will last before they biodegrade back into oil, trees, nitrogen, carbon  etc etc !!

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« Reply #827 on: August 18, 2017, 01:39:50 PM »
They are forming taps, as you say, for soft materials.

Years ago we used them at work, often on sheet ally or occasionally copper.

Hole punched by a sort of centre punch, then one of those sent through.

Always seemed a bit crude to me but it did the job.

Dave

Regarding fluteless taps, I found this. https://www.avontapdie.co.uk/tapping-drill-sizes
There is a table of tapping sizes towards the bottom.
Brian

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #828 on: August 19, 2017, 01:04:32 AM »
The flywheel is finished and i have started to paint it .this is the back with the first coat.......

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #829 on: August 19, 2017, 01:16:44 AM »

Looks really good Willy. Looking forward to see the completed engine.

Thomas

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #830 on: August 20, 2017, 05:29:37 PM »
The flywheel is now finished and the engine partly assembled......Also some pics from Beeleigh showing the Boiler feed pump dismantled
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #831 on: August 20, 2017, 09:06:06 PM »
That is looking great with the paint on, amazing how it changes the look, and makes the shapes pop.

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« Reply #832 on: August 20, 2017, 11:20:49 PM »
Wow. That's really come a long way.
Fantastic trip.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #833 on: August 31, 2017, 02:38:37 AM »
The governor linkages have been made and also the boiler feed pump so just a few more parts to make...again...

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« Reply #834 on: August 31, 2017, 11:54:45 AM »
What an elegant looking engine! I really like the color.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #835 on: August 31, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
What an elegant looking engine! I really like the color.

The colour is   ' Old tin off the shelf green'  It does not have a label so i don't know the exact shade !!! also the computer decides the shade in the final analysis !!!     thanks for the comments end not long now to completion.........
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #836 on: August 31, 2017, 11:31:52 PM »
The governor linkages now complete.....soon be ready for final assembly

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #837 on: September 01, 2017, 01:27:05 AM »

Willy it sure is coming together nicely.

Thomas

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #838 on: September 01, 2017, 01:32:48 AM »
Beautiful Mr. Willy!

I'm enjoying seeing it all come together.




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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #839 on: September 03, 2017, 10:39:44 PM »
The latest assembly pics.... the boiler feed pump shaft has been fitted and the counter weight on the lower valve shaft.