After I figured
out how to get the brakes and hangers installed, I then began work on
the link supports. This took a lot of measuring and fine tuning to make
sure all the dimensions were correct. This piece holds together the
swing link, crosshead slide and the front brake hangers. I was thinking
about having these parts cast, but decided to give it a go by machining
the thing. Here they are under construction ....
and mounted on the
engine with the crosshead slide bars..
Just needs some
final filing and a coat of paint. I'll do that after I start work on
the valve gear.