The KS4415 project is full of contrasts: after the last report of heat, team work & big hammers, now a report on one person working carefully & precisely.
Each axlebox has 4 bolts which connect the upper (keep) part of the axlebox to the springs. Of the 24 bolts, 6 were considered unfit for re-use. Dave Linton has manufactured 7 new ones: 6 for fitting, one ‘just in case’. The drawing below shows the various components. Dave had previously made the spring clamp plates.
|Overview of the components|
|Roughing out in the lathe|
|A machinist's half-dozen|
|Some brutal attention from a hacksaw|
|Tickled off to fit in the milling machine|
|Rather sexy, if you like that kind of thing|
|With the Kerr Stuart drawing|
|This is what the finished product looks like|
|The view from the top of the axlebox, with one of the old bolts for company|