Slow Progress

Slow progress on the Burrell

Sometimes I have a model where lots is achieved and then slow progress. However, I got reminded this week by Google Photos of what this model was like 2 years ago. This is my 1/20th scale Burrell traction engine. As you can see, I had bought the blanks for the wheels and sat them on … Read more

Fixing the Burrell Nameplate

Burrell Nameplate fixed

Fixing the Burrell nameplate to the valve chest cover on this miniature traction engine. I decided to silver solder it in place so there was no chance of it ever moving. The nameplate design took some thought in terms of what lettering should be on it. In the end I went for the proper Charles … Read more

Burrell Engine Nameplate

Burrell nameplate

The Burrell engine nameplate for this tiny model is just 14mm wide. The capital letters are just 1.4mm high. For all of that the etching has come out rather well. When I started looking at this Burrell valve chest plaque I was concerned about achieving the level of detail that my dad achieved over 20 … Read more

Burrell Valve Chest

Burrell valve chest

I’ve roughed the Burrell valve chest out of brass. The valve pushrod bearings were made as one part, silvered soldered into the valve chest. The centre part was then removed on the milling machine. This part is quite small as the Burrell is just 1/20th scale. The main valve chest is 22 x 20 x … Read more