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    The smokebox door has taken me in a number of directions in my pursuit to create the lettering. Finally I might have got the process and now just need to hone it, but as the outer ring on this image is just 35mm in diameter I am rather pleased with the result to date

    Small Boiler-door-etching-01.jpg

    I've detailed the process of brass etching using inkjet paper and a laser printer so I can share it with everybody. Great for everything from making name tags, keyrings and miniature parts.

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    Creating the hinge for the door has been a bit scary, so much has now gone into the parts. So, I created an elongated hinge and a jig to ensure alignment.

    Small Boiler-20201130_161948.jpg

    This next image shows the result

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    Once silver soldered the brass tube was then cut into the sections, this just ensured it was all aligned.

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    It's not perfect, but at this small scale I'm pleased.

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    Thanks editor@glue-it.com! We've added your Hinge Jig to our Model Making category,
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    I squared up the ends of a piece of square mild steel, set a flycutter to the diameter of the smokebox and so machined one surface.

    Small Boiler-smokebox-steering-001.jpg

    Then some work on the rotary table and finally I riveted it to the smokebox

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    the axle is next

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    The axle is 3/16" square mild steel, machined with a 6 taper on each face from just off-centre to the hub.

    Small Boiler-front-axle-001.jpg

    The wheel is held on the axle with a 6BA bolt and washer in the end of the axle. The hub cap fits over the top and is secured with 3 off 10BA bolts

    Small Boiler-hubcaps-005.jpg

    This all now rotates and rocks on the steering bracket under the smokebox.

    Small Boiler-brurrell-front-axle-001.jpg

    I will piece together another video to show the parts and build to date of this 1/20th Scale Burrell



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