Firebox for the Burrell

firebox silver soldered

I started with the barrel for the boiler some time ago, now I needed a firebox for the Burrell traction engine. The basic design is to have a simple copper cylindrical boiler and a firebox where the end of the boiler is located. The heat is then applied to the underside of the boiler cylinder … Read more

Boiler End Plates

boiler endplates and tubes

Should boiler end plates on a copper boiler be concave or convex? Is there a reason they go one way or the other? One reason for the convex endplates is that I intend to rivet the smokebox to the boiler of my miniature traction engine. The rivets cannot go through the boiler surface forming a … Read more