6 inch foden kit 1 (yes we have started !!!)

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6 inch foden kit 1 (yes we have started !!!)

Post  craig@STW on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 1:31 pm

we have started work on this kit now. we have some rivet bolts on one of the lathes and i have just started on some of the channel sections.

we are still waiting for delivery of the third attempt to cut the main channel sections (due tomorrow).




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Post  craig@STW on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 1:12 pm

work is coming on well now.

the main chassis sections have been started, although steve is having to do them on his "open" machine as they wont fit in our CNC's...





cross members are on the machines...





and the mounting plates for the ends are done...



still lots of brackets to do...








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Post  HStannard on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 1:23 pm

Hi Craig,

Great to see some progress on the chassis's for the 6" Foden. Do you know when we are likely to see the first kit?

Regards,

Hugh.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 2:08 pm

Hi Hugh,

If i was being honest we are probably looking at the end of next week. I know this will be slightly disappointing for everyone as it will be a week or more behind the original schedule but the delay has really been down to the steel suppliers cocking up the cutting on the channel TWICE.

It's been all hands on deck at STW with both Steve and I working on the shop floor since last week trying to assist getting this and the R/L Showmans kits out the door. All being well this kit being late shouldn't have any knock on's so the next kit should still be on time.

All the best

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Post  hippy dave on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 2:16 pm

briliant news looks like you have been busy ,great to pics on here,cant wait to get started Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 2:00 pm

more progress...





cross members are ready...



two brackets from one piece of steel...




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Post  Adam Brown on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 9:57 am

When can we expect the first kit?

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 2:17 pm

hopefully next week Neutral

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 1:17 pm

OK, the long awaited photos...

we have done a lot of work on this over the last week. remember that a lot of these parts are cut from solid steel, and the size of the chassis channels means they have to be machined in sections due to the limit of travel on the machine. i hope you will all be happy with our efforts...

OK, first off, remember those brackets above (two brackets from one box section). these are the spring guides and are now done...



these slipper plates will sit inside the spring guides...



radius rod brackets are a fabricated part, from this...



to this...



and then finally this...



these are the brake shaft brackets/bearings...




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Post  craig@STW on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 1:24 pm

on here we have a few laser cut parts, the long truss at the back is a C-type part...



mounted on these brackets...





these are the corner gussets...



and the SWB will have this tow bar arrangement...



these are finished SWB chassis rails...



and the C-type rails from our control model...



not a very flattering photo, but here you can see Steve working on the control model. at this point he's just finished cleaning up the parts and is laying them out on the floor...



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Post  hippy dave on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 10:31 am

looks fantastic what has been done, must be a nightmare to sort out what is needed,loads of bits done cant wait to see them in my garage.Girlie is pleased with the delay as it means the bathroom is getting done,not so sure myself.Keep up the good work. Laughing Very Happy Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 9:48 am

OK, photos of the finished (as in kit-1 being finished) control "models". To sort of quote a famous film featuring a big rubber shark...


I think your gonna need a bigger shed !!!!! lol!
















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Post  highpressure on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 2:00 pm

To Walters

WOW Tim thats gonna be huge!!! Give me a call when you get the first kit and I'll pop round and have a look at it. That looks bloody heavy too!! What a Face
Dont call me to come over and help put it together!!!!!! Shocked

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Post  mikero on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 2:55 pm

I can recommend the Machine Mart engine hoist that Tim and I use, I think you are all going to need one.

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Control model photos

Post  burrell1 on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 8:16 am

Craig

These are great photos of the control model. I haven't got my first kit yet but I can see from these photos exactly what work is required and what my kit will look like. I know you are very busy but photos like these posted on the forum before we get each kit would be great!! Very Happy

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Post  Adam Brown on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 5:17 am

Any news on when the next kit may land?

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