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Offline miss_emma_jade

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fowler steam roller
« on: May 30, 2023, 11:56:37 AM »
Rollers and traction engines made by john fowler of leeds have notoriously bad cylinder drain cock linkages. on my roller, (fowler DNA 12t roller 16771) they were the subject of a bad restoration attempt in the late 90s.  ive spent some time this week and made new plugs for the bodies, and ive 3d printed the linkages up with a view to getting them cast in brass or alloy and reassembled before our next road run (coming up fast)

thought someone  might like a look at whats happening.
because I always need another project..

Offline miss_emma_jade

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Re: fowler steam roller
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2023, 11:59:37 AM »
another pic of the plugs or spools.
because I always need another project..

Offline A7er

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Re: fowler steam roller
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2023, 03:45:52 PM »
That's a nice bit of work there. I am not into machining yet, still teaching myself casting. And I'm a bad teacher. One of my neighbours here in Illogan, Cornwall, has a couple of full size steam engines. He drove one to Camborne recently for the Trevithick day celebrations. Is that the sort of thing you do?

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Re: fowler steam roller
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2023, 10:39:27 AM »
australia is a much bigger place though. weve a couple events within 50km of the engine, so we try to get to those. trucks get expensive
because I always need another project..

 

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