GRBL Software

Genmitsu 3018 CNC Software

July 25, 2020 Nigel 0

Learning here as I go along, but thought it would be worth sharing some tips from the Genmitsu 3018 CNC software experience so far. I bought a Sain Smart Genmitsu 3018-Pro router just over a [more…]

dynamo driven by flywheel

Steam Powered Street Lighting

July 4, 2020 Nigel 0

This all started with me wondering what it would be like to have steam powered street lighting. Could we have a network of steam and a steam engine attached to the lamp post? How big [more…]

boiler endplates and tubes

Miniature Traction Engine Boiler

June 21, 2020 Nigel 0

The miniature traction engine boiler design is to heat partly from underneath and with through tubes from the firebox. This means I can make a simple copper boiler and fix this into a steel firebox. [more…]

Lantern frame offered up to engine

Lantern for Lamppost Engine

June 15, 2020 Nigel 4

Making a lantern for the lamppost engine. The lamppost engine has sat on display for years and gets run on compressed air every now and again. It was always designed to have a lantern on [more…]

traction engine wheels

Miniature Traction Engine Wheels

June 8, 2020 Nigel 0

For the miniature traction engine wheels there are a pair of front wheels and a pair of rear wheels. In both cases I’ve followed a similar construction method. Rear Wheels The rear wheels are only [more…]

pair of front wheels

Front Wheel Assembly

June 3, 2020 Nigel 0

Rims turned, hubs machined and spokes cutout, it’s now time for the front wheel assembly. A lot of parts, some errors along the way and so time has gone into the manufacture of all of [more…]

all of the parts fro the front wheels

Front Wheel Spokes

June 2, 2020 Nigel 0

Time, for the front wheel spokes and then I can assemble the front wheels for the miniature traction engine. Brass blanks cut out using my slightly modified bandsaw table. I’ve cut out 24 brass blanks. [more…]

front wheel hub laying on box of matches

Front Wheel Hubs

June 2, 2020 Nigel 0

The front wheel hubs are quite small, 18mm in diameter, considering the features that are machined into them. This is my excuse then for having to machine 5 of these hubs before getting a pair [more…]