The shed faries have been busy while I’ve been in London this week. Bob has finished the second flywheel and it’s really starting to look like a big end. A BIG end!
It’s just a mock up at the moment, nothing has been pressed in. But you get a good general impression. The next step is to line bore the main journals and crank pin hole. That’s a fair job in itself, the tracing paper will come out again for that.
We’ll try the faceplate to start with, but it’s a heavy weight to mount and spin eccentricly. Counter weights will definitely be required. For now though it’s worth admiring progress, the steel is very tough and Bob’s taken the job forward well. Thanks Sir!
Bob and I have been busy and flywheel 1 is now down to size. The thickness and diameter are to the drawing so its out of the lathe to make way for the other wheel. Once we have a matching pair they can be bolted together.
Taking the half moons out in the miller will be slow going as it’s tough stuff, but little by little we’ll get there.
I held the conrod up to the wheel to get a sense of scale. It’s going to be a monster of a single!!