Author Topic: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)  (Read 3986 times)

Offline Fowellbox

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 06:00:49 PM »
Hello Jason and thanks for your kind comments.
The raising and lowering of the rear of the boiler puts the engine in or out of gear. Raising the boiler also raises the crankshaft with pinions on the ends and puts them in mesh with the internal gears inside the hind wheels.
If you are going to the Doncaster show you will get a better view.
Brian
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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 08:30:34 AM »
It's been a long time since I last posted but much progress has been made.
The boiler is almost finished, the boiler inspector is happy with the work meaning that I can go ahead and assemble the last remaining parts before the first hydraulic test.
Brian

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »
Brian

That is looking excellent, I shall certainly be coming to inspect it at Doncaster.

Phil

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 01:51:36 PM »
Nice looking boiler Brian, hoping the hydraulic test goes as well as the inspection by the boiler inspector!!

Bill

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Re: 1858 Burrell-Boydell Traction Engine (part Built)
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 01:42:36 PM »
Time for another update. The boiler is almost finished but needs a modification as the bosses for attaching the forward chassis moved whilst silver soldering.
I've come up with a better solution that I wish I'd thought of before.
This is a mock up showing one of the hind wheel guards in place.
The model is being made ready for the model exhibition in Doncaster (UK) in May.