Savage Engineers Ltd.
Manufacturer of Today's Steam Tractors

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(updated: 10 October 2009)

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Aflevering - Delivery - Lieferung

Truck delivers container Breaking the customs bolts & opening doors Enter container to verify goods undamaged Lashings removed Install tow bar Pulling tractor from the container Pulling tractor from the container Clear from the container
Moving to 'higher grounds' Let's have a good look in proper daylight Plenty to see and admire ...just fit the chimney... ...more chimney fitting... ...more chimney fitting... ...and fitted! Off to the barn
Dave Bower Company Crest Heading for the barn Another stretch to go Nearly there At the barn. Not easy, pushing 6 tons uphill... Parked up in her new home. Dave Bower Company Crest

Verscheping - Shipment - Verschiffung

Ready to load! Sniffing her new temporary home Halfway in Make sure she's tight Onto the truck Dave Bower Company Crest Dave Bower Company Crest Dave Bower Company Crest

Test Ritten - Trial Runs - Testfahrten

Finally fresh air! Finally fresh air! Finally fresh air! MP 4 Clip - view from footplate (idling) Finally fresh air! Finally fresh air! MP 4 Clip - view on motion (idling) Almost finished

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Almost finished! Almost finished! Finally fresh air! MPG Clip - view of idling engine MPG clip - idling engine seen from footplate MPG Clip - Driving off... MPG Clip - Driving by... Dave Bower Company Crest

Samenbouw - Assembling - Zusammenbau

Cranckshaft undergoing final skim to match the Flywheel bore Frontaxle compleet with leaf-spring Trial-fit of the various parts in the cylinder - and they do! The cylinder was successfully pressure tested to 2.3 MPa (~ 325 psi) Hindwheels with brake drum and bevel differential gear. Trunkguide bolted to cylinder and valve-motion fitted The mechanical lubricator The assembled big-end with wedge adjustment
Cylinder and Trunkguide further assembled Spindle Guide installed Boiler with front-axle fitted Boiler with cylinders installed Cranckshaft installed between hornplates View on boiler back-head Shafts fitted - also the sliders for rear-springing can be clearly seen Drive shafting
Drive axle with springs fitted Rear wheel with drive-pin Tender side-plate Fire-hole door trial fit Tender assembly trial-fit Firehole doors Smokebox door Tender fitting
Tender installed Intermediate gears View at drivers position Front view Differential bevel gear Differential pinion assembly Secondary gearing Primary gearing - RH side view
Secondary gear covers Primary gear covers Preparing for boiler lagging Handbrake shaft Motion installed Motion from drivers view Gauge glasses in detail View from LH front side
View in our workshop Soon more to follow View from LH rear Rear wheels installed Soon more to follow Soon more to follow Soon more to follow Soon more to follow

Boiler & Tender - Ketel & Bunkers - Kessel & Bunkers

Boiler Barrel tag-welded before final weld Firebox Plates Hornplate Tubeplate Cylinder Stool Firebox Firebox Tube Plate Inner Fire Box
Outer Fire Box Welded to the Barrel Backhead Firebox installed, ready for welding Firebox installed, ready for welding Firebox installed, ready for welding Foundation ring welded in Final stages of boiler manufacture - hornplates fitted! A view in the smokebox

Cast Parts - Gietstukken - Guβstücken

Excenter Strap Steamchest Cover Various Castings Waterpump Bearing Housings and Brake Bracket Cylinder Casting Smokebox door before drilling hinge-holes Blank Brake Spindle Guide

Machined Parts - Bewerkte Delen - Bearbeite Teilen

Reversing Lever Cylinder Cover & Eccentrics More to come Front Axle Pivot Fork Regulator lever Expansion Link Front Axle Motion Parts
First stage of crank assembly Expansion/Reversing Linkage Cylinder covers High-Gear Wheel Low-Gear Wheel Stephenson Linkage Set-up Trial Bronze Waterpump Housing Waterpump with pulsation damper assembled
Shaft & Gears now with splines Second Motion Drive Gear Second shaft Bearing Housing Frontaxle Bearing Back Axle Brake Bracket Brake Drum Differential Ring Gear
Flywheel Motion Parts Trunkguide Second Shaft Gears Cross Head Partially machined cylinder Completed Connection Rod More soon!
Shaft & Gears now with splines Second Motion Drive Gear Second shaft Bearing Housing Frontaxle Bearing Back Axle Brake Bracket Brake Drum Differential Ring Gear
Frontwheel with vulcanised tyre! Assembled front axle Wheels delivered after vulcanising More soon! More soon! More soon! More soon! More soon!

Patterns - Gietmodellen - Guβmodellen

Cylinder Corebox #1 Cylinder Corebox #2 Cylinder Cylinder Covers Steamchest Cover Top Cover Excenter Strap Trunkguide
Blank High Gear Wheel Part of Front Wheel ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo... ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo... ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo... ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo... ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo... ...we have more patterns... but not yet on photo...

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