Thanks for you're interest and replies Gents, I must admit that I'm more of a lurker than a comentre these day, but it is nice just to have a few comments just to reminder that people are looking.
To answer a few ?
Are you making your own boiler, or getting a commercial one? Oh, and nice fix on those wheels BTW. You make it look and sound so simple, I'd be swearing and cursing after the 2nd one I bet.
Looking forward to the next installment!
No I'm getting a boiler made by Western Steam it shoul be ready this September.
Nice work. So the hornblocks are square pieces, rather then the usual ribbed castings. Especially like the way you did the cylinders. Great picture lesson
Yes the hornblocks they are square, made from the off cut material from the cylinders, waste not want not, but there is nothing new about having them way LBSC used this method from time to time.
I'm reading, but I only like to contribute if i have something useful to say, which isn't that often!
Although while I am here, could you give an idea of what the arrangement of your lathe is? it looks like you've some kind of gearbox in front of the actual headstock?
The lathe is a Chester Model B a 3 in 1 with the mill drill head removed, cheep and nasty but its done everything I want in the last 8 years, its got a huge swing which is very useful at times. It doesn't have a gear box as such, the speed is changed with a belts and pulleys.
I've been rather quiet recently, Stew.
Lurking. Appreciating. Learning......
Hi Dave:- hope all is well with you and your's
Thanks again for your comments