2nd December 2009
Below: A view of the new plummer blocks (or bearing pedestals if you prefer!), complete with oil pots. The original crankshaft is temporarily fitted to show the layout, though a new crankshaft is to be made – a disc crank is seen in this view also.
Below: My favorite bit! The phosphor bronze cylinder cladding is rolled and cut to shape, the cylinder end cover has been turned to a bright finish (previously painted green) and the new valve chest is in place. We wanted the engine to not just be functional, but exude the principles of quality and finish so evident in Victorian engineering.