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A while back these interesting photos were posted from The Mariners Museum showing a carriage being built up.
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Default Cap square bolts

Started work on these out of 1/8 rod which seems about the right size for this carriage.

The hinged side went well. Made a jig, heated the bar red hot, bent it, then threaded the other side. Pictures below.
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Default Key Bolt

These did not pan out as hoped.

Heated more 1/8 inch rod and flattened. Drilled a hole to start the filing to make a slot for the key.

It was at this point I realized the piece was really not going to be very strong. It might work for a non firing model. But once you drill a hole in the flattened out portion and shape it, there is not a lot of material left.

Going to return to the drawing board. Maybe 1/4 inch bar, but then the hole drilled through the skirt is so large I worry about weakening this part of the carriage.
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Yep, that is what I thought as I said. I did mine wrong.LOL So did they also stack them on like Prairie type carriages and such.? Or just Naval and Garrison types I assume?


My Hughes carriage I went vertical, as that is the way it looks in the Photos of the original I copied anyway.



Just seems it would be stronger the other way though.


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New website looks great and very user friendly. Great work.

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Got the cap squares cut down by a guy I met locally at a machine shop.

Next will be drilling the skirt so the support rods can go through and remain parallel with the axels while the skirts are set at a 3degree angle. I messed this up last time and had to start over, this time I will drill first on a dummy carriage to make sure the 3 degree angle is correct on each side.
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Drilled the cheeks today to accept the support rods.

This was challenging to get the holes drilled at three degrees so the support rods ran parallel to the axels.
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