Sentinel Steam Loco 7109
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Nut & Bolt - Big Time! (2)
A few months ago, I described the
manufacture of a new nut and bolt
to operate Sentinel 7109's handbrake. Today I fitted it into place.
Linkage from nut to crank(1)
Linkage from nut to crank(2)
Some large split pins are still needed to complete the job. The largest I had are 1/4" diameter. 3/8" are needed. These things are big!
The brakes will have to be adjusted after the drive chains have been fitted but they do at least operate from the handle. The roller bearing under the handle seems to work satisfactorily.
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