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Robin Dufton26/03/2021 11:50:52
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We've made a fair bit of progress and need to show it somewhere.

Robin Dufton26/03/2021 11:54:37
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After the steam chests we moved on to the cross head guides. Blackgates don't have a casting for the spindle guide so we machined them from a piece of 2 square bar, although they still need finishing.

Robin Dufton26/03/2021 12:00:28
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The rear suspension and gear selector.

The bolts were far too long to turn so a few seconds with the TIG welder.

Robin Dufton26/03/2021 12:03:18
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10 photos

Fitting parts to the horn plates and the front axle done.

Robin Dufton26/03/2021 12:06:47
34 forum posts
10 photos

Water pump piston and rod. The pin is just a place holder to test fit it as it'll be a shouldered bolt.

So the next stage is ordering the steel for the boiler. An inspector is satisifed with the design and drawings so we can get on with fabricating it.

Emgee26/03/2021 12:57:34
2444 forum posts
291 photos

Lot of work in those parts, they all look good.


Ady126/03/2021 13:06:34
5160 forum posts
738 photos

Looks fabulous

Steviegtr26/03/2021 13:12:19
2456 forum posts
339 photos

Brilliant. Keep it up.


Richard S226/03/2021 16:19:23
231 forum posts
137 photos

Very fine workmanship. Always good to see progress of projects here . Is this a collective effort?, as you say 'We' .

Jeff Dayman26/03/2021 17:12:16
2231 forum posts
47 photos

Looking great Robin! well done.

Brian H26/03/2021 18:29:16
2312 forum posts
112 photos

That's looking really good Robin, Please keep us up to date on progress.


old Al26/03/2021 20:31:13
186 forum posts

I started one of these years ago (project number 1), still fancy completing it. lovely looking tractor. Keep up the good work and keep those photos coming.

I might even slip a few ransom bits into my work schedule


Robin Dufton27/03/2021 16:18:21
34 forum posts
10 photos

Thank you for the kind words. It's both me and my father working on it so progress is a little quicker, this is about 6 weeks of work off and on. This is today's progress. The eccentrics were machined to a close fit, just a little tight as they turned, and then lapped as a set. Afterwards we swaped bits from different sets to see how close they were and they all worked together.

Harry Wilkes27/03/2021 17:10:24
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66 photos

Nice work


Robin Dufton21/04/2021 14:32:30
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Robin Dufton24/04/2021 20:23:55
34 forum posts
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A bit more progress.

Nigel Graham 224/04/2021 21:12:31
2248 forum posts
31 photos

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Robin Dufton24/04/2021 21:31:30
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We're glad people are interested as it seems to be a model that isn't common. It has been more work on the drawing side as there are some parts of the drawings we've just had to pick apart and redesign it from scratch, like the water pump arrangement, or just updating it like with the metric gears. We build these kind of things below and with what has happened over the past year we needed to look at trying something new, so after building and selling some Stuart engines we scaled up.

Robin Dufton12/05/2021 16:33:53
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10 photos

We got started on the smoke box. I should have taken some pictures of the flat plates before rolling.

Edited By Robin Dufton on 12/05/2021 16:47:18

Robin Dufton23/05/2021 21:00:41
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So many rivets. So many rivets.

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