tender bulkhead

Tender Bulkhead

March 3, 2021 Nigel 0

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 [more…]

brass etching

Brass Etching

November 27, 2020 Nigel 2

There are a few different ways to do brass etching, but having learnt how to do this with a really simple method I just had to share it. The real drive for this is to [more…]

brass strips cut on the bandsaw

Cutting Brass on a Bandsaw

February 28, 2020 Nigel 0

Cutting brass on a bandsaw can be difficult and so I devised this simple modification to overcome two of the main issues. My solution was to fit an MDF board on top of the cast [more…]

Insulated Steam Engine Cylinder

July 28, 2019 Nigel 0

The cylinders on steam engines need insulating and there are many ways of achieving this. On this page I’ve shared some ideas, options and a particular design of mine for the insulated steam engine cylinder [more…]

Brass Gears

Brass Standards

December 28, 2016 Nigel 0

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, but often other elements such as aluminium, iron, manganese, tin and lead are added. There are two basic classes of brass: Alpha alloys – less than 37% [more…]