|Norman's version of The model|
The other competition we will be running next weekend is the guess the number of brackets in the jar challenge more details of this can be found HERE.
|Strip-built beam engine, front|
I set Ralph to work on the boiler. The original used the Meccano boiler but that would have been too easy. The boiler is built around two 12-hole rings, each made up from two 7-hole strips bent into a semicircle and overlapped by one hole at the joins. 9-hole strips were then bolted around them to to form a cylinder. This is then capped top and bottom with wheel flanges to make the top and bottom of the boiler.
|Strip-built beam engine, back|