Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by LNR » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:56 am

An Eclipse No. 55 sheet metal saw in case anyone is interested.
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I think you could make one fairly easily.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:44 am

LNR wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:56 am
An Eclipse No. 55 sheet metal saw in case anyone is interested.

I think you could make one fairly easily.
Grant.
I saw the very same image on that UK site! It took me right back to my childhood, when my mates Dad had one in his workshop.

It would only be good for cutting the exterior of the foot plate. The long faces of the internal cut-out was done with my adjustable hacksaw set over 90 deg. But before that five adjoining 3mm holes were drilled for each of the four internal cuts, and then needle-filed out enough to pass the saw blade through. A labour of love, which gives the engine inbuilt good karma ;)
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:05 am

A bit of fitting and hey presto!

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I'm going to hinge the firebox door from the footplate, it's easiest.

With such a lovely clean smokebox interior I'm thinking of alternative firing methods, like on prestige models :lol:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am

Love it Dave.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Thank you Graeme, I snapped up a fine example of an Eclipse 55 locally. It fits in nicely on the workshop wall :)

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Onwards and upwards!
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:59 am

I'm fixing the footplate to the frames with eight pieces of angle. 8BA screws all the way! I cut the angles on the lathes vertical slide using a slitting saw. This got them nice and square, and all the same length. I drilled them on the vertical slide too, getting the holes in all the same places. I was then able to drill the buffer beams at the same setting as the lower jaw of the vice was the datum. The best workshop tip I have ever read was "Don't break down a set-up (until you have to)"

1/4" Brass angle
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The buffer beam pieces are all secured, ready for drilling through the footplate
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The drill was just long enough!
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I can mount the remaining four pieces above the axleboxes, these could then used as attachments for fake suspension leaf springs...
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:52 am

I've got the week off work, and the weather is terrible, so... More footplate frolics

I had to make a great big hole for the lubricator cap in the right place, holesaw and then lots of filing to a scribed line, and then fitting...
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Lining up the centre of the axlebox slots in the vertical slide to drill for the footplate angle pieces
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All eight angle pieces finally fitted, lots of 8BA screws
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