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Offline Jasonb

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #90 on: June 06, 2016, 07:32:19 AM »
Grouters is the US term, Strakes the UK one, both describe the diaginal strips on the rim for traction.

Additional traction could be had by adding "spuds" to the rear wheels, ploughing engines also used "cleats" on the front to give additional resistance to sideways pull. The holes where rivits have been left out of Mal's wheels is where the spuds would fit. Photo below shows spuds on the left, cleats on the right

Traditionally traction engine wheels were rolled from "T" section steel so on these wheels you would have needed two "T" rings, the joining plates on the inside are to hold these together. They were not always used, some engines just had the strakes to hold things together, others had a com,plete band on teh inside. Wider wheels may have had a spacer ring between the "T" rings or even a third "T" ring

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #91 on: June 06, 2016, 07:47:01 PM »
Good bit of work there Mal, garden riveting is always a problem. My second engine is an agricultural and that will be on strakes. Four1/4in. MS rivets in each :facepalm2: I am not looking forward to that......must find out when the neighbours are away!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #92 on: June 06, 2016, 07:53:27 PM »
4 rivits per strake, you boys don't know how lucky you are, if I get round to making the Superba that has 14 per strake :(

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #93 on: June 06, 2016, 11:08:15 PM »
Thanks for the words and pictures, Jason!!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #94 on: June 06, 2016, 11:43:19 PM »
Yes, excellent explanation Jason, thank you!
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2016, 04:45:25 PM »
Hi all, Jason thanks explanation on the grouters and strakes ,14 rivets per strake that would take some patience to get done, Kim the steel rivets weren't that bad if fact not that much different than the copper ones just had to hit them harder. Thanks for all the interest everyone  thought I would place the engine together again and take a picture or two just to boost my enthusiasm in the build and see if everything looks about wright .

Thanks Mal.
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2016, 05:51:21 PM »
The family shot looks great!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #97 on: June 10, 2016, 07:20:36 PM »
Looking good  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2016, 11:40:12 PM »
Looking fantastic! Always fun to prop everything up in place, stand back, and find yourself smiling really big!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #99 on: June 11, 2016, 12:01:58 AM »
Thanks all for the interest makes all worth while.

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2016, 01:29:03 AM »
The family pic got my enthusiasm up too, not that it needed a boost. Fine work !!

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #101 on: June 11, 2016, 06:43:52 AM »
Hi Mal, it is always a pleasure to see how these things are taking shape. I like it.
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #102 on: June 11, 2016, 04:55:05 PM »
Totally agree!  Your family shot looks great!  Thanks for taking the time to set it up and post the pictures.  I'm really enjoying watching your Minnie come together Mal!
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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2016, 06:07:32 PM »
Looking awesome Mal and thanks for the family shot....... :praise2:

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Re: minnie traction engine in 2"
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2016, 11:01:19 PM »
Like everyone said...awesome!

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