Sprung D-bit Engraving

sprung d-bit engraving

As much as I’ve upgraded the Genmitsu 3018-pro it has struggled to machine or engrave brass, therefore I thought I would try sprung d-bit engraving. This sounds a bit counterintuitive with a CNC machine, but this is a tiny CNC lacking in power. I thought that a small amount of compliance in the Z-axis would … Read more

Burrell Traction Engine

Burrell on Wheels

The latest status of the Burrell traction engine, you can find links to all of the posts on the build on the Miniature Traction Engine page. Here though is a brief youtube showing me moving it around and some stills of the engine to date. The firebox door opens and took me a little while … Read more

Solid Rear Axle

Burrell rear axle

OK, this isn’t a solid rear axle like a 1960’s muscle car. This is an actual solid round phosphor bronze bar that supports both rear wheels on the Burrell traction engine. The rear axle is fixed and the wheels then rotate independently on each side. Inboard of each wheel there is a gear that is … Read more