Nick Baines • Model Engineering
Connecting rods, crosshead, etc.
The connecting rods were cut out in much the same way as the eccentric rods. Adams favoured a marine type of big end that I did not reproduce. I used a brass bush with a large rectangular flange, and added simulated bolts and cotter pin ends.
The body of the crosshead was made in two parts, the bracket and the boss for the piston rod, silver soldered together. The cover is held on by bolts, like the prototype. 14BA small enough for you? They are fiddly to do up. The prototype cover has an oil reservoir but that is completely hidden under the footplate so I saw no point in complicating it.