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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Richard Trevithicks 'Catch Me Who Can?' Part II

A further updated of the model of 'Catch Me Who Can?' showing the construction of the engine components used to power the locomotive. The engine was taken from the same Mamod that donated the boiler to the project. To save space, I removed the majority of the frame and silver soldered a brass bush to the remaining section. The bush was then drilled and reamed in the lathe:

The lathe really needs cleaning up a bit!

An action shot:

The wheels were pressed off of one of the axles and the axle turned down to accommodate a Meccano gear. A Meccano gear was bushed and drilled to match the crankshaft of the engine. Meccano gears were probably not the best choice for use here, but I had them, so I used them!

The Engineer.

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