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Old 14-11-17, 05:57 PM   #321
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Slightly OT, is that a Niphan plug to the right of the box in first pic.?, I haven't seen or used one of those since my time in the foundry in the 70's.
Stuart.
Class 47 Locomotive charging connector, also used on Class 08 shunters and Mk3 rolling stock.

LPA-Niphan are both customers and suppliers to us.

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Old 20-11-17, 11:53 AM   #322
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Parts turning up for the trolley, M30 X 200 bolts and washers, these are used as the main front axle pivot and are welded into the axle. Only one per trolley, but I have four new trolley chassis in store in addition to the one we are building for the Petter.

M24 bolts and nuts/washers, these are used as the main hold-down bolts for the engine, and will run inside the 30mm tubing.

40mm hydraulic tubing, 5mm wall. This is cut up into sections and welded into the engine trolley cross-member to provide a bushing for the M30 bolt to run in. It is thick enough to drill and tap for a grease nipple.

30mm hydraulic tubing, 3mm wall. This is cut into sections and welded into the engine support pieces and acts as anti-crush spacers. The M24 bolts run through these.

In both cases, the precision hydraulic tube is perfect for the job and only needs cutting and facing to length before being welded in place.

15mm aluminium blocks, 100X100mm these go between the fixed axle and the trolley frame to help compensate for the two 8mm steel discs used for the steering turntable at the other end.

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Old 21-11-17, 05:49 PM   #323
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A few minutes on the lathe after I cut the tubes up last night.

I still had one of the steering pivot bushes 'in stock' so I just needed to clean up and chamfer the anti-crush spacers for the M24 engine bolts.



Another little bit done.

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Old 30-11-17, 12:13 PM   #324
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The two 350mm 8mm discs arrived yesterday, just waiting for a bit of spare time to get the front axle cut and the pivot bolt and disc welded on.



Teflon disc ready to be collected from our PCB supplier.

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Old 01-12-17, 02:14 PM   #325
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I spent a while trying different searches in the archives of Internal Fire last evening, and came up with four drawings for the VS18 Heat Shield.

Three were different heat shields and the other was the actual hot bulb cap itself. One of the heat shields was for the VS18 with electric starting.

I am thinking about getting a pettern made so I can get a couple of heat shields cast.

Given that I have the drawing AND the engine, it shouldn't be a bad job.

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Old 17-12-17, 01:44 PM   #326
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Axle box sections cut up and ready, I've just got to hole-saw the hole for the front pivot in one, then I can get the M30 bolt welded in, plus one of the turntable discs welded on.

The trolley frame cross-members and main members are in the old van at the indy repairers, got to get those out and back to the factory.

The weather has stopped any outside work on the new trailer, but looks like it is turning a bit warmer as we go through this coming week.

2" alloy bar for the axle stubs needs cutting and turning as well.

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