I had previously bent the brass U pieces which hold the split bronze bearings to the wooden connecting rods. I had also made the con rods and the bearings. Today’s job was to fit them all together.
I am hopeful that I will have this engine running before I say goodbye as my subscription to WordPress finishes. Not exactly sure when that will happen, so if I suddenly disappear, do a search on YouTube for the video of it running on steam. Still a fair bit to do before that happens, but things are progressing!