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Offline mal webber

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 01:19:00 AM »
Thanks Terry that's a better way of looking at it. Jo milling machines lathes in the house don't think the wife will have that, would be nice though.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 06:01:17 PM »
Hi all, more shed time this weekend, so whilst waiting on them deep pockets for the rest of the boiler materials thought I would roll some steel for the smoke box, and machine the smoke box door ring. sorry don't really have a build plan with the Minnie just making parts on what materials I have and how I feel.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
Hi again ,thought I would balance the front end together and take some photos to see if it all looks about wright.

Cheers Mal

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2016, 07:19:57 PM »
Looking good from here, Mal!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2016, 01:34:38 AM »
Looking pretty sharp there Mal!

On the smoke stack - that vertical row of rivets is just decorative, isn't it? You turned the stack from solid, right?  But you rolled the smoke box form a sheet?  What's the thickness of the material you used for it?

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2016, 06:40:04 PM »
Hi Kim ,yes the rivets on the chimney are just for looks.The thickness of metal I rolled the smoke box with is 3 mm or 10 gauge sheet.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2016, 07:58:52 PM »
It's going to be a nice engine Mal.  I will keep following,                       Terry

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2016, 08:55:14 PM »
Oh yeah, that is looking good Mal. Thanks for the family photo as she stands now.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2016, 12:09:48 AM »
Thanks for the comments, more time in the shed this weekend see if I can get a bit more done.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2016, 08:45:26 PM »
Hi all ,some more shed time so made the smoke box door and hinge, not a lot I know but progress.

Mal.
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2016, 06:03:49 AM »
That's a very fine looking smokebox door Mal!
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2016, 09:03:56 PM »
Thanks Kim and hello all, got a bit more done on the Minnie build this week, thought I would have go at making the chimney base out of the materials I have rather than buy  a casting, this part was made in two parts and welded together as you can see in photo, lots of filing  sanding and this is how it turned out .
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2016, 09:09:14 PM »
That is really good looking!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2016, 09:16:43 PM »
That's is some beautiful results Mal and I wish you would show us some of your fabrication setups besides the finished photos...... :ThumbsUp:

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2016, 09:37:28 PM »
Thanks zee Don, I will have a go taking some pictures on how I do the part rather than just the part, the thing is iam not a pro or a engineer so my way mite not be the best way to show.

Thanks Mal