K27 Spring Rigging
leaf springs for this project are
being made from phosphor bronze to provide some "spring". The 12" x 12"
x 0.05" sheet has been cut into strips using a metal slitting saw.
December 3, 2017.
individual leaves have been rough
cut to length. The top portion is the leaves for the trailing truck
with 8 per stack. The bottom
portion is the driver leaves with 9
per stack. December 3, 2017.
leaves have all been finished to
the final length and a couple of drilling jigs have been made to add
the holes to the main leaves. December 13, 2017.
leaves have all been drilled and
put together with a center pin. The top two are for the trailing truck
and then we have four sets for the drivers. December 23, 2017.
bands for the driver springs are starting to take shape. All that is
left is to radius the ears and then cut the rocker that will be pinned
at the bottom. January 3, 2018.
Sample of a driver spring with
completed band. January 7, 2018.