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Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #150 on: March 31, 2017, 08:47:38 PM »
You came very close to have to "re-model" the garden "wall" in order to get it in and out, but you succeeded nicely so far  :ThumbsUp:

A very beautiful "model" (the size isn't quite model in my book, though it is scaled down) that you can be proud of  :praise2:

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #151 on: March 31, 2017, 08:59:24 PM »
Absolutely stunning!

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #152 on: March 31, 2017, 10:13:13 PM »
Wow Terry!  That's beautiful!

And a little scary! Looks like it was pretty tight in a few spots - and that short rock wall next to the pathway!
Are you going to be able to turn past that and get it out of your shed? :)

That is a real stunner! Just beautiful Terry!
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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #153 on: March 31, 2017, 10:29:01 PM »
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That is awesome. What an achievement!  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #154 on: April 02, 2017, 05:38:42 PM »
Thank you for all the kind comments.

Admiral...I take note of your observation that this may not be a model in the sense that it is not "small". I never imagined that it would take me so long to build :disappointed: At my current age it is TOO big, and I still have a second one in build in agricultural form. :ShakeHead:
Once that is done I do plan to progress on to smaller stationary steam engines so please bear with me.

Regards to all          Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #155 on: April 02, 2017, 07:56:52 PM »
Terry

You shall not apologize for the size at all - it is your creation and project + one to be proud about.

The reason I don't consider it a model as such (witch it is according to the "book"), is the fact that it is more than big enough to do real work for a living ....  :o .... but that is just me or more correctly my reference ....

Best wishes

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #156 on: April 02, 2017, 09:04:39 PM »
Cheers Per.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #157 on: April 02, 2017, 10:27:56 PM »
Absolutely beautiful work Terry.  As mentioned above, something to be very proud of.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2017, 09:12:53 PM »
Made a little more progress.  Sorted all the leaks and managed to hold 240psi. The regulator has been refitted so as soon as I get the chance I will put a fire in and check safety valves, injector and pump. If all goes well send for the boiler inspecter :cartwheel:
 
There is a lot of wood on the full size one at work which I am trying to replicate . Apart from some brackets and little brass hinges it is not something I will detail.

Another distraction from swarf making is  a visit from the mutt wanting to play ::)

Lots of space in the "erecting shop" with the engine outside.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2017, 11:04:24 PM »
I see its going to be an "Isaac Ball" engine then.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #160 on: April 18, 2017, 05:29:00 PM »
Well spotted Phil :cheers:

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #161 on: April 18, 2017, 07:44:45 PM »
I bet a few people are wondering what we are talking about !!
Which engine is it out of interest  ?

We used to own an ex Isaac Ball engine many years ago.

This is the day we had it delivered in 1965.




The little lad stood near the back is me, I just turned 61 last week  :old:




You needed to have understanding neighbours in those days.



It is the oldest Mann Tractor known to exist, and has since been converted to a wagon.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #162 on: April 19, 2017, 08:37:14 PM »
Phil, I have sent a p.m.       Love the loaded Leyland lorry........I bet that rolled a bit on corners :ROFL:

Terry

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #163 on: April 30, 2017, 10:10:20 PM »
I've been a bit sidetracked lately but had some time this weekend so I put a fire in it :whoohoo: I had to rest a tall pipe on top of the chimney to get  a good draught and things progressed.... unfortunately the safety valves lifted at 150 instead of 160. Then I discovered the injector refused to work.  That was sort of expected as I have realised that the water supply plumbing to it is too small. I stopped the engine to check over bearings etc. It had been running with nice even exhaust beats both forward and reverse so my valve timing seems spot on. When I tried to restart it seemed reluctant :headscratch: I turned it over by hand only to find a VERY tight  spot, so the fire was dropped and left to cool and I went for my tea.
Much later I started disconnecting bits one I at a time hoping for the engine to free-up.  Piston rods....valve rods....slide bars.....water pump....bearing caps.......still tight :wallbang:   Much later I discovered that the high gear selector fork had picked up on the gear...relief!
I append a couple of pictures, as yet we have no video, please be patient.

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Re: 4"Burrell single crank compound traction engine
« Reply #164 on: May 01, 2017, 01:31:59 AM »
I append a couple of pictures, as yet we have no video, please be patient.

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