KENNETH WELLS ENGINES

A site for all interested in researching, building or restoring Kenneth Wells-designed toy steam engines

CONSTRUCTION / RESTORATION RESOURCES

(SEE ALSO THE 'TIPS' PAGE ON THIS SITE)


DRAWINGS OF THE WELLS TE AND THE WELLS SE


Scans of the drawings from 'Step by Step Metalwork 3' can be found on The Unofficial Mamod & Other Steam Forum: 

http://www.modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about13047.html

(You'll have to join the forum to access these  - a very worthwhile exercise in itself!)


Drawings of the KW traction engine can be downloaded as a pdf file from the Home Model Engine Machinist site. (Note that you must  join the site to access their files).

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/downloads/kenneth-wells-te-drawings-98.html

Also:

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/showthread.php?t=4917


Plans to make the patterns for the TE wheels and smokebox/chimney:

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/downloads/wells-te-pattern-plans-97.html


Drawings of the KW stationary engine can also be found on the same site. See:

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/showthread.php?t=10446



BUILDING THE KENNETH WELLS STATIONARY ENGINE - A 21-PART VIDEO SERIES -

Courtesy of Emma Ritson, of 'Emma's Spare Room Machine Shop' YouTube channel.


An invaluable step-by step guide to constructing one of these engines from scratch. Extremely useful also if rebuilding an old Wells engine requiring the fashioning of replacement parts that are either missing or damaged.


1) Introduction:

https://youtu.be/Ajgj-l-hWTc

2) The Base:

https://youtu.be/fT6dRDw06Ak

3) Firebox ends:

https://youtu.be/4LeGdEJk04Q

4) Burner tank bending:

https://youtu.be/3FbrfwilKSo

5) Burner tank soldering:

https://youtu.be/WMN4vNI3Y8I

6) Firebox sides:

https://youtu.be/G7BgzVDM_eU

7) Firebox assembly:

https://youtu.be/ew7IL9ekIro

8) Burner completion:

https://youtu.be/SckpSfdn6Hg

9) Boiler components:

https://youtu.be/f9V_Z63A8Wg

10) Boiler soldering:

https://youtu.be/oaJaIMYE-Vk

11) Boiler fittings:

https://youtu.be/ZDDiDLj3-h0

12) Casting pattern:

https://youtu.be/5yTYZyJyJCA

13) New safety valve:

https://youtu.be/tb0kTRMm8nI

14) Boiler testing:

https://youtu.be/Di5enReBFwA

15) Foundry work casting:

https://youtu.be/USkcGFNbnTs

16) Bearings:

https://youtu.be/2_PH23y_ka4

17) Crank and shaft:

https://youtu.be/4tnx44SDBKY

18) Cylinder:

https://youtu.be/q6ftpl_W0VA

19) Valve plate:

https://youtu.be/DP7XeVcaHos

20) Piston:

https://youtu.be/7YI0dPeB4E4

21) Boiler strap  / Conclusion:

https://youtu.be/COsmAaZXwjY