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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #195 on: July 28, 2019, 09:25:02 PM »
. even if I did nearly do myself a mischief lifting the dividing head onto the milling machine table to mill the hexagon and cut the slots:

A nice little hydraulic roller skate will prevent these little aches and pains  ::)

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #196 on: July 29, 2019, 12:44:34 PM »
It's good to see the progress. Those wheels are impressive!
I can't imagine the local Council being very impressed with the effect of the ice spikes on their bitumen...

Will you be showing any of the bits at Forncett this year?

David

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« Reply #197 on: August 04, 2019, 08:07:13 AM »
Will you be showing any of the bits at Forncett this year?

Yes, that's the plan. I've sent my application form off, although I haven't had confirmation. That seems normal these days, so I intend to just turn up on the day. I hope to exhibit a completed wheel with strakes, plus the anchors, frost spikes and ancillaries. Also the crossheads and slidebars and possibly a few old favourites.

Andrew

PS: Given the poor state of the roads around here I doubt the council would notice any effect from the frost spikes!

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #198 on: August 04, 2019, 04:41:28 PM »
Will you be showing any of the bits at Forncett this year?

Yes, that's the plan.

Good, I shall look forward to that.

Rod

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #199 on: August 04, 2019, 11:00:33 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing them!
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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2019, 11:30:37 AM »
Oeeeer, better get my finger out and ensure I've got something new to show!

Andrew

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #201 on: August 05, 2019, 12:23:15 PM »
No pressure of course... :)
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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #202 on: August 09, 2019, 09:55:49 PM »
I've been assembling a wheel today; it's not going to plan and is painfully slow. My excuse is that I haven't been well recently. At least I remembered to drill the driving pin holes in these wheel hubs before assembly. It's going to blow a hoolie tomorrow so I hope to get one wheel completely spoked up. Just under two months to go!

Andrew

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #203 on: August 09, 2019, 10:47:03 PM »
Blow a hoolie? no idea what that is.  :shrug:

 Good luck with the wheel.

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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #204 on: August 10, 2019, 06:27:54 AM »
Blow a hoolie? no idea what that is.  :shrug:

Tis named after the hooley which is a wild and noisy Irish dance... So blowing a hooley (or hoolie) is a wild and noisy wind.



Making traction engine wheels is riveting stuff  :lolb:

Jo
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Re: Burrell Single Crank Compound Traction Engines - 4" Scale
« Reply #205 on: September 08, 2019, 11:00:08 AM »
I'm pleased to say that I now have enough new parts to exhibit at Forncett. With a bit of luck I'll get a few more bells and whistles done in the next few weeks. Assuming of course that the country hasn't descended into all out civil war by then.

Andrew

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« Reply #206 on: September 08, 2019, 11:23:39 PM »
Great! I'm looking forward to seeing them. As to the civil war I think I maybe biting my tongue a lot while in England.
David