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1 hour ago, michael mott said:

Thank you for your explanation Andy I did not know that background, can you recommend any particular reading on the subject?

 

Michael

Unfortunately I have yet to stumble upon a definitive work on the subject. Most of what I’ve learned comes from various tidbits from a diverse assortment of sources, and a deep and undivided fascination with all things steam. Short of being able to dig up an old railway shop manual on the subject. Maybe if I was a bit more literarily inclined.....

 

Andy

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The shaft to hold the arms (weight Shaft) has been fitted the brackets were a bit fiddly to make. they were machined up from a couple of hard brass blanks of 7/8 diam brass rod.

 

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The end of the shaft that is bent up will form the bottom connecting point to the reversing lever that is attached to the side of the boiler so it is unfinished until the rest of the linkage is fitted. The lifting arms will come next and be pinned to the weight shaft. hence the reason for the split bracket on the one side. Once the arms are attached the shaft will not be able to be slipped out of the brackets without removing the top of the bracket on the left side.

 

Michael

 

 

 

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