Compound – Crosshead Guides


Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.

Now it’s time for the crosshead guides. The crosshead guides serves to connect the bottom covers to the bracket and allow the crosshead to run in a groove for guiding the connecting rod so it runs straight.

The crosshead guides is made of steel.

First I have to part of the steel plate and mark up for the hole…

…and then drilled to the right size.

Then find the centerline and mark it…

…and mille the track.

Here I have done both crosshead guides.

Next job is to mill the underside of the bottom cover so I got the accurate measure. ..

…and drill the hole for the crosshead guide.

Then threading the bottom cover…

…and drilled the bracket…

…and threading again.

Then mount the crosshead guides between the bottom cover and the bracket.

Now it looks like my Compound has got his suspenders…

Crosshead guides

These operations took some time but whom is in hurry…

I’ll be back


About Benni Svensson

I am an happy retired man with many interest. I have been building models in my whole life, everything from aircraft to regal ship. I have build steam engine before, but now, I'll got plenty of time...
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