Very kind remarks Circlip, - thanks. As far as the 4 main vertical studs go - they are just a temporary lash-up to hold the two bases together - I sawed off the two mounting feet from the lower base plate (looked very odd) and will use much longer studs through both - into a wooden mounting block - to be finished as the "floor" of an engine house. If you mean the cyl./end plate studs - I must do better - thanks. (the tapped holes in the cyl. itself were a sod to get all to the correct depth). I have never used such small (B.A.) taps before - scared of breaking one. I also made a mess of splitting the eccentric strap.
Hi Klank...you have made a very good job of work there...the eccentric looks fine to me...first model I have ever seen with the Rope grooves on the pulley, but as you are going to build it into a model factory engine house setting...a neat idea...Keep up the good work, All the best for now, John.
Called to see the engine in the flesh on the way home from a southern visit to the family, the photo's don't do it justice, boiler's going to be good too. Was shown a mouth watering box of goodies, keep that scrap source happy Peter ;D Regards Ian