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We are building another trailer to take our 'new' Ruston & Hornsby 6AP engine that we bought in August.

The trailer will follow the general design of our existing 6-wheel trailer, but is 6ft shorter and two axles rather than three.

The steel for the chassis will be delivered to our metalbashers on the 9th November, we have the main axle pivot bearings here, the pivot pin and associated parts are turned up, just waiting for the four holes to be machined in the two bottom pieces.

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There are two pivot pins, the one nearest the camera is made from EN16T steel, the other is made of 316 stainless steel, as are the other bits.

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ANOTHER PROJECT TO KEEP YOU OUT THE PUB THEN PETER.[wink]
Look forward to the pics as you progress

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Never a dull moment at your end Peter. Look forward to the updates.
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I've just clicked the 'subscribe' button. [biggrin]
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Gosh Peter.

Where do you get the energy from? Enthusiasm abounds. Really interesting reads. Another of your great posts. 

Thank you

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Superstar, no TV [biggrin] [biggrin]
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Pre-cut steel delivered to the metalbashers today, big bearing carrier box sections being machined.

Picked up the stainless bits as well from next door.

I have to make the big nylon washer up for the thrust pad, material is here.

Peter
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Thrust pad turned up out of a piece of 8mm 5/16" sheet of black Nylon.

This goes between the top of the top box section and the top of the axial thrust bearing, and takes the weight of the entire front end of the trailer.

Just waiting for the machining of the two big box section pieces.

Peter 4WheelDrawbar02.jpg 


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Support box sections are back from being machined. Bottom pin housing put in place for checking the fit.

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Looks very meaty, more than up to the job Peter [smile] [smile]
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With a 3" stainless pin going through the middle, I think you'd write the chassis off before you bent it.

I'm going to crack test the original in the 6-wheel trailer and see if it has bent over the years.

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Peter, you are amazing. Thank you for the photos, they ensure that I can keep up with my son's observations/comments about what you are doing on the Stationary engine website.
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It is very similar to the 6-wheeled trailer we built in 2011, in fact this bit is identical.

That build is detailed in the link in my signature below.

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Just booked both trailers and Discoveries onto the Harwich - Hook of Holland ferry, ready for the Nuenen engine show. 2nd June outbound and 14th June return.

Some sailings were sold out around that weekend (Dutch Whitsun holiday)

Not sure why, but I had to change the first booking to a later date as I couldn't get the same return sailing time for the second trailer.

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Just looked at a video on you tube of the 2015 Nuenen engine show. Some lovely engines.

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Fab pictures of bits you have made,where do you find the energy.
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Fab pictures of bits you have made,where do you find the energy.


Got to catch up, Trev, we have lost a year's work due to the medical stuff so I'm trying to push things a bit now to progress the builds.

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I was out yesterday, but had a few minutes this morning to get the lower housing and pivot assembled to check it all fits.

Peter
[image]  [image]  [image]  4WheelDrawbar6.jpg

T
he M30 cap head bolt does screw right home.

I have some thicker washers for the M12 through-bolts.





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The drawbar pivot pins and bushes are made up, the pins are M30 bolts cut down, the bushes are welded into the box section of the front axle framing to give a bearing surface.

The pin heads are locked to the drawbar so they can only move with the drawbar.

Peter 4WheelDrawbar8.jpg 


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Put a new DCMT tool in the lathe and turned the 3/4" UNF bolt heads down to 10mm thick.

This allows the bolts to be fitted from the inside of the box section.

Peter 4WheelDrawbar9.jpg  4WheelDrawbar10.jpg  4WheelDrawbar11.jpg 


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Can understand you wanting to push on a bit so as to make up some of the lost time,but be careful you don't overdo it.Colin,(pot calling kettle black)[biggrin][smile]
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Thanks for the thought, Colin, I'm being watched like a hawk by Rita, so don't worry!

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Me? I'm just watching because it is so enjoyable. Thanks Peter.
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Just caught the Nuenen vid Peter, some  seriously nice stuff over there.
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It's always a good show, that's why we go every year.

10 Euro charge for camping for 4 days, includes some food and drink vouchers (exhibitors only)

http://nuenen.jtd.nl/en/

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