BUILDING A

METRIC MINNIE

Part ten by Franco Pucci

Back end - part 1

Just getting a look at the overall shape and size.
The stays assembled.
These were the stays I eventually made.
The laser-cut stainless steel side panels.
Trial fit of the side panels onto the firebox.
View showing all the bushes for the axles in place temporarily. The bushes were all machined from bronze bar stock.
The firebox door manufactured from a piece of stainless sheet.
View showing the (uncompleted) shafts in place to check the fit and alignment - fire door fitted.
Another view showing the end plates and some of the gearing.
Making the wood former for the tender side plates.
The two tender side plates bashed out on the former.
The tender base riveted to the side plates.
The inside view of the assembled tender.



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