Tender Bulkhead

tender bulkhead

I need to make the tender bulkhead for the Burrell traction engine. This is the bulkhead that sits at an angle and provides a volume for the coal. I may not use coal in this tiny traction engine model, but it needs this volume. First of all I cut a piece of 0.6mm brass sheet … Read more

Towbar for the 1/20th scale Burrell

towbar on rear of traction engine tender

Making and attaching a towbar for the 1/20th scale Burrell traction engine. This is definitely not something for the caravan holiday. Although, the multiple attachment points might help a few people with maneuvering a trailer. Seriously, the multiple points are quite common on tractors as they allow you to pull a trailer with an offset … Read more

Solid Rivets

small 1/16 inch solid rivet

I’m fairly new to using rivets and the 1/16th inch solid rivets are taking me some time to master. Therefore, I thought it would be important to share some of my learning. My use for the rivets is on the 1/20th scale Burrell traction engine where they are required for a number of fixings and … Read more