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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #135 on: March 19, 2017, 09:54:01 PM »
Wow. (No groans from here.)
I've missed a bunch of this.

In post 131, the 2nd picture, there's a lever looking thing with a handle on either end.
I've probably missed this in the thread, but how where the handles attached?

Thanks. Keep it going!
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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #136 on: March 19, 2017, 10:02:49 PM »
Hi Zee, I think the lever you mention operates the regulator which is fitted in the top of the cylinder.
 Your shop is coming along nicely, I bet you can't wait to go swarfmaking :cartwheel:     Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #137 on: March 20, 2017, 12:01:26 AM »
Thanks Terry.

Regarding the lever...post 131...for some reason I can't quote your post. In any case...it has a handle (nicely made by the way) on either end and a very long link/rod going from the middle to the top of the picture.

How were the handles attached to the lever? Both the lever and handles look like aluminum.
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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #138 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:27 AM »
Hi  Zee.      The lever was made from flat mild steel as were the handles. These were the socketed  and silver soldered to the ends.      Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #139 on: March 20, 2017, 10:02:27 AM »
Ah, steel. Thanks.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #140 on: March 20, 2017, 10:30:31 AM »
Sounds like a plan to me SCC.....

You're the president and COO of your engine company...do it however you want!   :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2017, 09:02:52 PM »
A bit more canopy progress. Nothing technical so just a few photos.....
Last photo:  "I suspect the shop Elves have just been evicted by Security"           Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2017, 10:22:59 PM »
Yes, an elf would be no match for a deterrent of that calibre!   The engine is looking magnificent , Terry, and the airy workshop with the pictures up looks like a nice place to be to sit and review progress...     Dave

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #143 on: March 27, 2017, 11:18:06 PM »
Outstanding engine!

How much do you think it weighs now?

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #144 on: March 28, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
Dave,    Yes I have to admit I spend too much time just sitting with a brew and "revueing"  :thinking:

Hi Crueby,     If I remember correctly the drawing puts it at about 13cwt. I plan to weigh it when finished.

Cheers     Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2017, 05:55:42 PM »
Dave,    Yes I have to admit I spend too much time just sitting with a brew and "revueing"  :thinking:

Hi Crueby,     If I remember correctly the drawing puts it at about 13cwt. I plan to weigh it when finished.

Cheers     Terry
Wow - not going to tuck that under your arm and carry it outside. Very impressive!

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2017, 10:16:52 PM »
Dave,    Yes I have to admit I spend too much time just sitting with a brew and "revueing"  :thinking:

Hi Crueby,     If I remember correctly the drawing puts it at about 13cwt. I plan to weigh it when finished.

Cheers     Terry
Wow - not going to tuck that under your arm and carry it outside. Very impressive!

Are you sure?  :thinking: How big is Terry?
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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2017, 10:37:35 PM »
Dave,    Yes I have to admit I spend too much time just sitting with a brew and "revueing"  :thinking:

Hi Crueby,     If I remember correctly the drawing puts it at about 13cwt. I plan to weigh it when finished.

Cheers     Terry
Wow - not going to tuck that under your arm and carry it outside. Very impressive!

Are you sure?  :thinking: How big is Terry?
Ummm... Good point!   :o

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #148 on: March 29, 2017, 05:13:54 PM »
Just to clear up any mis-understandings...Terry is NOT big enough to put this thing under his arm :lolb:

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #149 on: March 31, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »
The day has finally arrived when I hope to extract my engine from it's bench in the shed :whoohoo:    I enlisted the help of my son in law....he was outside........I was inside   ...... and daughter and wife were on the camera.
It was a bit tight in the doorway but we made it.  Now I will set up for its hydraulic test and hopefully light a fire :pinkelephant:
When the boiler inspector has done his stuff I will finish all the rest including the lagging and boiler tins.    Still a LOT to do.           Terry