Burrell crank bearings

Sandwich Crankshaft Bearings

February 27, 2021 Nigel 0

Looking at the slot in the tender I decide to make sandwich crankshaft bearings for the Burrell. Sandwich refers to the layers of the bearings. Essentially a 12mm brass square that is 1.6mm thick in [more…]

brass parts with flux and solder

Silver Soldering with a Kiln

January 28, 2021 Nigel 0

Can silver soldering with a kiln create better quality joints? I bought a small kiln for heat treating parts and enameling. Then I thought about what else I could do with a kiln. Initially I [more…]

door hinge on stainless steel jig

Cooksongold Silver Solder Paste

January 16, 2021 Nigel 0

Whilst making some of the parts for the miniature traction engine I wanted a much finer silver soldered joint and so I bought some Cooksongold Silver Solder Paste to try. The silver solder is available [more…]

door hinge for 1/20th scale Burrell

Door Hinge for the Burrell

January 16, 2021 Nigel 0

The smokebox door hinge for the Burrell has caused me a lot of grief. I thought I would share below the disasters that I’ve had on the way to creating a hinge that I’m happy [more…]

Smokebox door hinge alignment

Elongated Hinge and Jig

December 3, 2020 Nigel 2

In order to make the hinge for the smokebox door I first created an elongated hinge and jig. Not perfect, but gave me a good alignment of each side. This alignment of each side of [more…]

Brazing Hearth

April 2, 2016 Nigel 2

I need a brazing hearth and after look around at what I could buy I settled on making one. Make The core of this build is fire bricks for a wood stove. You can buy [more…]