oldimperial Chris

Start of new project – Bolton No7 Horizontal Mill Engine

A lot of time working out a materials list is always worthwhile especially as some components can be made from existing bits and pieces. The cost of new materials can be quite high, so a good rummage around can save a bit. The material I have had to order came in at a touch over $200, the dearest piece of steel was 4″ dia x 10″ long at $70.

For this project I have chosen not to use castings (far to expensive!) instead fabrication is the go here as seen above, and when its all prettied up and painted, no one will ever know.

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71 years old, retired toolmaker, love mechanical things, home workshop, build models of Industrial revolution engines and the like.

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