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Offline Fowellbox

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1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« on: August 09, 2017, 10:14:34 AM »
This model is in 1 1/2inch scale and is being designed from the original patent drawings. There are no castings, everything is machined from solid or fabricated.
The mechanism at the front is to allow the front of the boiler to be jacked up and down to keep the water in the boiler level.
The engine is put into gear by jacking up the rear of the engine so that pinions on the ends of the crankshaft, engage with gears on the inside of the rear wheel rims.

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 10:29:53 AM »
Interesting indeed!
John

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 11:24:13 AM »
Brian, have you got a few more pics of the front end as that looks to have come on quite a bit from the last photos that I saw? Don't think you had the tender on either or should that be "manstand" as there does not look to be a lot of water holding capability.

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »

Very nice job and would like to see more photos.
Thomas

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 08:13:53 PM »
Thank you all for your kind comments.
In answer to JasonB, below is a better picture of the front end showing the elevating mechanism.
The water tank is slung under the boiler and some of it can be seen in the picture.
The manstand and the towing assembly are fairly recent and are unfinished. I'm working on the cylinders at the moment and will then move on to the crankshaft supports and the rest of the motion.
Brian


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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 09:08:37 PM »
Some beautiful modeling work there Brian.

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 09:47:14 PM »
Hi, Is this the same engine as the one displayed at the Forncett exhibition last year ??  Looking great....

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 10:09:44 PM »
Impressive work Brian!

Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this project.



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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 10:21:19 PM »
Really good to see a model of an early example of these beasts. Will be following with interest. Regards, Paul Gough.

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 07:34:38 AM »
That has progressed a lot since I last saw pictures.

Did not know it had a rise and fall on the front, have seen this on a couple of traction engines is is also used to help keep the boiler level when negotiating steel inclines?

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 07:49:32 AM »
Hi, Is this the same engine as the one displayed at the Forncett exhibition last year ??  Looking great....

Yes, this engine was at Forncett last year and will be there again this year on 1st Oct 2017.
Brian

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 06:00:37 PM »
I thought that I'd better do an update to this. Lots of work done (and redone) and the mechanism for raising the rear of the boiler, to put the pinions on the ends of the crankshaft into gear with the internal gears inside of the hind wheels, is mosly finished.
(for some reason cannot insert or attach a picture but will try again later)

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 06:48:23 PM »
Another try.
Brian

Well, the picture was there but now it's gone!
Brian
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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2018, 04:57:02 PM »
Another try at a picture of the rear boiler raising mechanism.

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 05:10:36 PM »
Looks good Brian, what would have been the purpose of being able to raise and lower the boiler? I have seen a few traction engines where the front perch bracket was adjustable and it was said to be to keep the boiler at the best angle when going down hill so the crown sttayed covered in water.  I suppose it may also have beeen to help with ground clearance as your engine would have been best suited to working on soft ground.

J