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…]

traction engine Front wheel rims

Traction Engine Front Wheels

May 9, 2020 Nigel 0

The traction engine front wheels are 70mm in diameter and 12mm wide. The wheel rims have been machined from 70mm mild steel round bar that is 1 inch long. This really didn’t leave any margins [more…]

assembled rear wheel rim

Rear Wheel Spokes

March 2, 2020 Nigel 0

The rear wheels of my miniature traction engine needed 32 spokes in total. This is quite a task and so thought I would take you through my process. I started the rear wheel spokes by [more…]

rear wheel rim blanks being machined

Rear Wheel Rim Blanks

January 2, 2020 Nigel 0

The wheel rims for my miniature Burrell traction engine. I originally wanted to buy some 4 inch diameter steel pipe with a thick 0.5 inch wall, but I just could not find any and so [more…]