Dredger Engine- Crankweb and Firebox Door

Power is transmitted from the dredger engine to a cog on the crankshaft which is held in place with a crank-web.  It is similar to the crank-webs which secure the flywheel.  Similar, but more complex and more difficult to make.

 

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More finishing required, but the basic shape is done.  Note the 2º wedges securing the bearing housing and the oil tube.

 

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The firebox door is shaped.  Hinge, catch and latch coming soon.  The wooden front support is also seen.

The engine is really taking shape.  I am looking forward to seeing it run.