finished burrell flywheel on original drawing

Improving the Burrell Engine Flywheel

February 18, 2021 Nigel 0

Improving the Burrell Engine Flywheel from the original heavy design to a thinner elegant long spoked thin rim to match the 1890 drawing. I roughed out a flywheel yesterday, but then Steve (SGSengineering) rightly commented [more…]

traction engine tender on the mantelpiece

Pondering the Design

February 3, 2021 Nigel 0

Sometimes it is good to just ponder the design. This allows your brain to bring together the different elements of the design. Look at conflicts in the design, check the aesthetics. Even trade certain design [more…]

burrell traction engine

Burrell on “Matchboxes”

January 19, 2021 Nigel 0

It’s not made it onto all four wheels, but I think the Burrell on “Matchboxes” is looking quite the part. The axle needs the steering links added for the chains to connect to. The smokebox [more…]

sketch for a cnc spindle

CNC Spindle Idea

November 6, 2020 Nigel 0

I have a CNC spindle idea, a simple modification to the direct drive 500 series motor. To be precise this is a spindle for the Sainsmart Genmitsu Pro-3018. The spindle will then be belt driven [more…]