Sweet Wiliam build

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h2ogasnz
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Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 am

Hi All,

I started to build a Sweet William last year, it's going to take me a long time because I don't have any workshop equipment apart from a few hand tools. I have the use of the workshop at my work but I run the risk of being grabbed by work to do work for them when I go there to do my own stuff on my days off, that and it's about 30 minutes round trip.

Anyway here's some photos off what I had done so far...

regards,
Jeffrey

1st headstock
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2nd headstock marked out after making one side & end square
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Some of the parts for the frame spacers
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More frame spacer parts
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h2ogasnz
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:07 am

More photo's

Frame spacers almost done
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Mocking up the frame to see how big it is...
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Marking out the main frames
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That's all so far, time taken is 7 months to date.

Jeffrey

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Fred_V
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:24 pm

hey Jeffery, i'm building a SW also but making it look like a Kerr Stuart Wren. hope to have it finished by April. got to get rid of that baby puke green.

what boiler are you going to use? i have some CAD drawings for the marine style one made in steel if you are interested.
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Fred V
Pensacola, Fl.

h2ogasnz
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi,

I would be very interested in the CAD file for the steel boiler, what size is the file?

Jeffrey

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Fred_V
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:58 pm

the file is 116kb; not too big. it is drawn in Autocad LT98. i can convert it to DXF.

send me a private message with e-mail address and i'll send i to you.
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Pensacola, Fl.

h2ogasnz
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Fred_V wrote:the file is 116kb; not too big. it is drawn in Autocad LT98. i can convert it to DXF.

send me a private message with e-mail address and i'll send i to you.

DONE! thank you for the offer of the drawings.

Jeffrey


I've tried 2 times to PM you but it dosen't seem to work for some reason, can you send me a PM please?

h2ogasnz
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:41 am

Hi All,

Had to work on my day off but there was no bosses around so I could sneak down to the engine shed workshop between driving trains and got some of the holes drilled in the Sweet William frame.

Jeffrey
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by K. Brouwers » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:15 am

Nice progress.
Could we see photos of your workshop where you work. Do not be shy I am sure everyone here would have an more than an interest. :wink:
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:37 am

Hi,

If anybody is interested to see the workshop I can use ( at my work) then here's a link to some detail photos: http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_nz_m ... kshop.html

Jeffrey

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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by Fred_V » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:37 am

looks like you have everything you need. cool stuff.
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:29 am

Hi All,

Had the day off work so went to work and spent almost all day in the workshop. Milled out the axlebox slots, this was only my 2nd go at milling and my fisrt go at milling steel. It went good, had a couple of small problems, the feeds on the table have a LOT of slack in them so you can only do very light cuts and the cutter fell out a couple of time but I figured out what was wrong and fixed it. Also got the frames partly bolted up.

Jeffrey

The set up in the mill
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I've got this far with bolting the frame together.
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Close up of the axlebox slot, the nick in the top left is from were the cutter fall out the first time.
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What it will look like when all bolted up.
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Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Post by h2ogasnz » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:23 am

Hi All,

Haven't down much building on the Sweet William but have made a lot of back round progress with things like building a work bench and getting some basic tools like vice, hacksaw, files etc. Anyway here's a few photos of the progress.

Jeffrey

Frame set up on glass plates to get it all sqaure and level
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Drilling the rest of the holes on the 2nd side
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Headstock with about half the bolts in
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