rear wheel treads machined

Rear Wheel Treads

January 14, 2020 Nigel 0

The rear wheel treads on these 97mm diameter wheels are just 0.75mm thick and so after some consideration were designed as a machined feature rather than a riveted tread. The rim itself is just 2.75mm [more…]

rear wheel rim blanks being machined

Rear Wheel Rim Blanks

January 2, 2020 Nigel 0

The wheel rims for my miniature Burrell traction engine. I originally wanted to buy some 4 inch diameter steel pipe with a thick 0.5 inch wall, but I just could not find any and so [more…]

traction engine boiler angle

Steam Boiler Angle

December 26, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve been looking into the angle of the steam boiler on a traction engine relative to the surface that the engine sits on. This angle is always biased downwards towards the firebox. Having measured a [more…]

miniature traction engine drawing

Miniature Traction Engine

December 18, 2019 Nigel 0

This is a work in progress around the research, design and building of a miniature Burrell 6NHP traction engine. My son bought me this book for my birthday as I’ve seen a number of Cherry [more…]