nebo light on warco lathe

Nebo Lil Larry Worklight

November 30, 2019 Nigel 0

The featured image is rather a dramatic staging of the Nebo Lil Larry worklight fixed with the magnet to the Warco Lathe. A simple button on the top of the pen-like light allows you to [more…]

boiler endplates and tubes

Copper Boiler Tubes

November 25, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve been looking at how to make the copper boiler tubes. For the vertical boiler I’m using a piece of 15mm household plumbers pipe. For the miniature traction engine I’m working on I wanted a [more…]

annealing copper

Copper Boiler End Plate

November 23, 2019 Nigel 0

Making a copper boiler end plate with a mild steel pattern and firstly hammering the outer edge over. I made a mild steel pattern for the copper end plates to be formed over. The final [more…]

Ackermann steering

Vehicle Steering Systems

November 17, 2019 Nigel 0

When we talk about Vehicle Steering Systems we’re discussing the collection of components, linkages, etc. which will allow for a vehicle to follow the desired course. This is all part of the vehicle dynamics. The [more…]

Bellcrank bracket

Transitional Engine Eccentric Bracket

November 16, 2019 Nigel 0

The transitional engine eccentric bracket supports the pivot for a bellcrank midway along the pushrod. This is the part in question, machined from mild steel with phosphor bronze inserts. As you can see, there were [more…]

unimat 3 motor

Emco Unimat Motor Failure

November 10, 2019 Nigel 0

The Emco Unimat motor failure for the second time, this one was slightly different in that I switched the motor on and the house earth leak detector tripped. The first time the motor failed it [more…]

marble run

Marble Run

November 3, 2019 Nigel 3

A marble run that fits into a case that can be fixed to the wall. The marbles are actually 8mm steel balls that are collected at the bottom and fed in the top. The box [more…]