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Offline Zadig

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4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« on: April 13, 2015, 06:30:59 AM »
I've been posting the build of this engine for a few years now, so for anyone interested and continuity, the build can be found here:

http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showthread.php?5847-Burrell-4-quot-Single-Crank-Compound-Agricultural-Engine

To make a start on the final leg, here are some pictures of the ashpan construction.











Offline Joe d

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 08:07:46 AM »
Zadig

Nice to see this here.  I highly recommend reading through the link to anyone interested in a really
well done traction engine project :thumbup: :thumbup:

Joe

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 08:09:35 AM »
Hi there, Zadig,

I like the idea of combining the folder with the press - it must save a lot of workshop floor-space.

Is your press hand-operated or does it have a motorised hydraulic pump (i.e. like Keith Fenner's press)? 
Best regards,

Pete W.

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 09:32:30 AM »
Cheers for the recommendation Joe, it's good to be here.

Thanks Pete,

No, I have the poverty model whereby you have to pump it by hand. I'll post more pics of the press brake over the next few days.

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4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 05:06:29 PM »
Nice bit of kit. Is the press brake part home brew or purchased?
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 01:43:30 AM »
Thanks dawsey, it's one I made a wee while back.










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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 03:36:21 AM »














Offline Joe d

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 08:33:16 AM »
That brake sure does a nice neat job.  Are the joints now welded, or mechanically fastened?

Jooe

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2015, 11:30:04 AM »
Thanks Joe. I'll TIG it all together at the end. I still have to incorporate the grate as well as the fixtures that hold it up to the firebox - I'm working on these at the moment.

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2015, 11:35:29 AM »
 :clap: :clap: Nice going Mike ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, did you cheat by having the sheet material laser cut  :lol: :lol:

I do like the break attachment , that something I still have to make for my press  :dremel:



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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 12:31:09 PM »
Yes they were laser cut. Fundamentally, I'm a lazy person so I'll always cheat when I can.

There are some pics of the brake build on the other forum linked to at the top. Lord knows where in the thread it is at but it is nearer the end than the beginning.

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2015, 12:34:23 PM »
Yes they were laser cut. Fundamentally, I'm a lazy person so I'll always cheat when I can.



 :lol: :lol: :lol: Like wise, why do things the hard way if there is an easier way to hand   :med: , I am still going through that thread  :thumbup:


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Offline ArnieB

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Re: 4" SCC Burrell Traction Engine.
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 08:36:34 AM »
Rob
             My easy way is to follow Zadig and do what he does, the problem  is sometimes
I realise his thinking is on a different level to mine and I struggle.  He promised me an
ashpan and then moved to MadModders but now I've found him.  Zadig where are you ?  :wave:

Arnie.