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Hooray! November Update

After a few months off, work has once again kicked off!

Work has now started on putting all the key frame pieces together. Buffer beam angles have now been drilled and secured, although there is still some work needed to attach them to the frames. The image below shows the angles mounted to the frames and buffer beams, ready to be setup and drilled. The cylinder relief valves start to make it look like an NGG16!…

Another view of the assembly, showing some of the laser cut parts, test fitted to the frames…

This is the beginings of the main pivot point of the frames, seen in this picture, upside down! The round hole in the vertical plate is for an axle water feed pump, the bigger hole is the pivotĀ for theĀ main boiler cradle…

Below is a laser cut bracket, which will mount the motion bracket to the frames…

And finally, cut by hand (not laser!) the raised buffer beam section (shown in cleaner etch primer!)…

Cheers, Chris

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