The Denbigh Drill

  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I should have remembered... the cone pulley doesn’t go in when the backgear housing is fastened to the frame. Getting it in was a hassle and probably easier with two but I am just one. It did work eventually!

    Of course, reinstalling the top shaft means fitting the back gear lever. This was an equally fun task. Now to clean and paint the bearing caps, and the lids for the gear housings.
     
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  2. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I repainted the guard today for the spindle. The cast is fairly rough so I hand painted the edging and I think it looks really good - a crisp line would highlight the pits and inaccuracies.
     
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  3. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Was this a good idea?
     
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  4. Seadog

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    Very Victorian :D
     
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  5. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Yes, I was somewhat taken by the lines of the machine and fancied having a go!

    It would be at home in a traction engine workshop...
     
  6. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Or here :D

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  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Is that Crossness or Kew?
    Either way I once supplied the fire extinguishers.
     
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    As you're asking - no.
     
  9. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Glorious place. All this hi-tech space age styling can go to the wind; in my opinion, that’s proper engineering!
     
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  10. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    What troubles you, child? :D

    The machine is looking more and more complete. Once I paint the gearbox up, it’ll be onto the lever assembly. The belt on there is junk, much too long, no wonder the auto feed never worked for the guy.
     
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  11. Seadog

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    Crossness
     
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  12. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Fantastic place, they also own a few other smaller pumping stations, they keep all sorts of spares and interesting bits. None are restored yet. But the history is fantastic.
    Go Sir Joseph William Bazalgette,
     
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    I've been to Kew a few times, it's a grand place.
     
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  14. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    you’ve got too much time on your hands

    looks good though
     
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  15. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I’d agree with that ;)
     
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  16. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    An improvement of sorts...

    All fastened back together now. The taper pin for the worm gear was replaced with a roll pin, besides that it’s all original. The lid is currently being painted.
     
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  17. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Standards are slipping :vsad: ;)
     
  18. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    Yep, takes but minutes* to turn up a new taper pin, and it's *authentic* - even if I made mine out of stanless...

    Dave H. (the other one)

    * A lot quicker than an EvilBay delivery!
     
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  19. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    We must give future owners gifts - it is the kind thing to do

    ‘what f’n idiot wedged a metric roll pin in here?!’

    I can hear the complaints now!
     
  20. dobbslc

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    ^ What the hell is the world coming too?
     
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