Trevithick Dredger Engine- the flat end
The 6″ vertical boiler has had its first brazing session, and has been put aside while I wait for the boiler inspector to give the “go ahead” so I can proceed to the next brazing session. I am told that the first braze is the most difficult. The next braze is bigger, but the components are all on or near to the surface, and it is consequently more straightforward.
So, while waiting, I pulled out the Trevithick Dredger Engine, and decided to make the flat end plate and flange. These are machined from LG2 bronze disks 13mm and 8.5mm thick.