6″ Vertical Boiler, Using Clekos, and dropping the Traction Engine into a hole.
Tha firefox wrapper is made, and today I fitted a butt strap. The butt strap will be riveted to the wrapper, and brazed later. In order to drill the rivet holes, the parts needed to be held together, Clekos proved perfect for the job.
Then, a Bit of fun on the TRACTION ENGINE
Oh Bother. Where did that hole come from? And why isn’t this traction engine a 4 wheel drive? Had to uncouple the trailer, and two men to push it out of the hole.
The redesigned steam regulator worked very well, as did the steam driven suction pump. The new oiler filled up with steam, so I need to fix the non return valve. Probably a bit of grit in it.
Gotta luv those clecos
First use Neil. Thanks to you!
I never heard of Clekos before. Looks like the right tool for the right job!
One of our model engineering club members used them when working in the aircraft repair industry. I bought some to try, and this was the first use. They are quite strong and very easy and quick to apply and remove. And cheap!