Tuesday 20 April 2004

Project - Colliery Steam Engine Started

Based on one of Elmer's designs my first crack at something that isn't a tool or accessory for the lathe etc

This engine is completely scratch built from barstock without the use of castings. There are also no drawings besides the design the engine is based on so things are a bit "fit and see".

Here is a photo of progress:

  • I have the table, crankshaft and bearings and the connecting rod finished

  • Also have completed the cylinder

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