Steam engine parts

Illustraded here are a pair of spring pads for the tender of a steam locomotive. Each one sits on top of an axlebox and transfers the weight of the tender from the spring to the axlebox.
In this case my customer decided that it was not worth making patterns and having castings done as only 2 of these were required, so I was required to machine them from solid cast iron blocks.

Tender spring pad

A completed tender spring pad

Tender spring pads

A pair of spring pads

Machining spring pad

Boring out the top hemisphere on the XYZ Proturn 410 lathe.

Milling spring pad

Profiling the top on the XYZ Prototrak 3000 milling machine

Gearbox coupling

This is a heavyweight gearbox coupling and associated parts that will be used in a local quarry.


Photographic equipment

This is an example of the type of work that I do for a local film company. It is a slide used for accurite positioning of a camera doing macro work. It is made in black anodised aluminium, runs on PTFE guides and is driven by a hand operated rack and pinion.

Camera slide
Camera slide
Camera slide

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