Kozo K27 Spring Rigging

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.