Durham & N Yorkshire traction engine

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D&NY_Traction
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Durham & N Yorkshire traction engine

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I recently joined the society, having returned to model engineering. I'm lacking recent experience and am having to relearn techniques. I started a 2" scale D&NY traction engine 40 years ago and have completed roughly half of it, including the boiler, wheels, and cylinder. If possible I would like to speak to a YMES member who has built one. Philip

Grumpy
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Re: Durham & N Yorkshire traction engine

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It's a long time ago, but I made one back in the early eighties. I didn't have many problems with it, but I do remember that there was an interference in the bell gear set up. Cutting the pinion somehow messed up the square which formed the drive in the bell.
The final drive gear was cut from an A series BMC flywheel. This was done by Bert Rooke, an old club member who lived near Wilberfoss, as I didn't have access to enough clearance on my mill.
I think that I gave my drawings away, but I'll check and if still here I'll maybe be able to work out how I got round the interference bit.
Regards.
Grumpy.

D&NY_Traction
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Re: Durham & N Yorkshire traction engine

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Hi Grumpy, Thanks for those tips, best wishes, Philip

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