Next DCC kit??

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Next DCC kit??

Post  highpressure on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 1:59 pm

Anything going on for the next kit? I heard a rumour there might be one by the end of the month to try and keep us on track to finish..... Question Question

highpressure

Number of posts : 1096
Age : 49
Location : West Sussex, 4" DCC Road Loco
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.simplydigitalaerials.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 1:02 am

Leaving Monday.

Steam Traction World

Number of posts : 884
Location : Daventry UK
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  lynnr on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 3:55 am

Excellent. wonder what it will be.

Reversing lever, water pump, gear guards, motion covers. Humm

lynnr

Number of posts : 2689
Age : 48
Location : Highland, 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-08-06

View user profile http://www.pbase.com/uisge

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  highpressure on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:03 am

Question Flywheel, safety valves, boiler plugs, pressure gauge etc etc etc...... Question

highpressure

Number of posts : 1096
Age : 49
Location : West Sussex, 4" DCC Road Loco
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.simplydigitalaerials.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:26 am

Officially known as Kit 28 it consists of: Safety Valves, Gear Guards, Reversing Lever, Cylinder Drains, Whistle, etc etc etc

Kit 29 will be Lubricator, Governor, Loads of pipes, knobs & chains, pressure gauge and is massive. 9865 parts to manufacture at my last count!!! affraid

And before you ask.......no, i don't have a despatch date lol Very Happy

Flywheel is looking like it will be May. Sad

Dean


Steam Traction World

Number of posts : 884
Location : Daventry UK
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Robfishman on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 2:39 pm

Steam Traction World wrote:Officially known as Kit 28 it consists of: Safety Valves, Gear Guards, Reversing Lever, Cylinder Drains, Whistle, etc etc etc

Kit 29 will be Lubricator, Governor, Loads of pipes, knobs & chains, pressure gauge and is massive. 9865 parts to manufacture at my last count!!! affraid

And before you ask.......no, i don't have a despatch date lol Very Happy

Flywheel is looking like it will be May. Sad

Dean



9865 parts.....that will keep you all busy.

Robfishman

Number of posts : 944
Age : 41
Location : Chandlers Ford Hampshire 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-11-26

View user profile http://www.robertfish.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Tony King on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 11:11 pm

Any chance of some sneeky little pictures? ...........................CRAIG!!! Very Happy

Tony King

Number of posts : 856
Age : 61
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-10-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 12:38 am

Hi Tony,

I'll see if Craig can add few pics later today. So far this month both him and Mark have been exceptionally busy (and will be even busier next month) and haven't really had time to stop to do anything other than machining. We've re-organised the whole factory so they can concentrate on nothing but making parts as they used to be invloved in material cutting/sorting and checking stock plus numerous other tasks. Added to that we took someone new on to help on the machines who's then had this week off at short notice as his Dad passed away.

This does mean that photo's may be a little scarce over coming weeks but i'm sure Craig will do his best.

Dean







Steam Traction World

Number of posts : 884
Location : Daventry UK
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  lynnr on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 12:40 am

Bit far for me to pop in and do some pictures Twisted Evil

lynnr

Number of posts : 2689
Age : 48
Location : Highland, 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-08-06

View user profile http://www.pbase.com/uisge

Back to top Go down

Pics

Post  Tony King on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 3:22 am

Thanks Dean for responce, re pics.............. No worries, time is better spent on production & it sounds like you really up against it at the moment!!
Regards,
Tony

Tony King

Number of posts : 856
Age : 61
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-10-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 3:50 am

I've spoken to Craig, he did take a load of pics last week of stuff in producion which he was going to post but his camera ran out of battery and he can't find the lead to charge it. He'll have another look his evening.

Dean

Steam Traction World

Number of posts : 884
Location : Daventry UK
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  craig@STW on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 2:06 pm








craig@STW

Number of posts : 1194
Location : location Location
Registration date : 2010-05-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Pics

Post  Tony King on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 11:39 pm

Appreciate pictures Craig, thanks.
Never get tied of seeing that lovely metal taking shape.........Sculpture in it's most practical form, eat your heart out Damien Hurst!!

Tony King

Number of posts : 856
Age : 61
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-10-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  lynnr on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 3:39 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Leaving Monday.

Is it on its way??

lynnr

Number of posts : 2689
Age : 48
Location : Highland, 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-08-06

View user profile http://www.pbase.com/uisge

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 8:24 am

Yes it left today.

Steam Traction World

Number of posts : 884
Location : Daventry UK
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  craig@STW on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 9:36 am

just a quick word before you start on the new kit...

it would seem that the whistle body has been sent out with a hole missing. Embarassed but don't panic, we do have the holes in stock. Wink

we could send the holes out for you to fit yourselves but to be honest its a bit fiddly so probably best to return the bodies to us to sort out. Rolling Eyes

this will only apply to any kits sent out in the first dispatch on Monday. the rest will already have been sorted.

sorry about this folks Neutral

if anyone does want to try fixing this themselves I'll get some details on hole size etc. Cool

craig@STW

Number of posts : 1194
Location : location Location
Registration date : 2010-05-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  lynnr on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 10:22 am

Found the location for the missing hole. Screwed in fitting in the valve housing. Looks like a simple drill trough from the bottom.

Whats the postage on the missing part?




The missing hole



lynnr

Number of posts : 2689
Age : 48
Location : Highland, 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-08-06

View user profile http://www.pbase.com/uisge

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  sonick45 on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:18 am

you need to practice your macro photography.........

That looks like a right skreeeecher at full pressure...

sonick45

Number of posts : 381
Location : Barton-Le-Clay (Beds)
Registration date : 2009-01-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  highpressure on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:32 am

Talking of holes this kit fills up nearly all the ones outstanding cheers Apart from the pressure gauge we could virtually do a cold test now. I happen to have a Barkers siren which is threaded at 1/4 BSP and picked up a 1/4 1/4 coupling today meaning I can close that one up too. Could also get a couple of plugs from the plumbers for the boiler and were off!! With the safeties on it, it is sooo tempting to light a fire in it. I know they say patience is a virtue but I'm not sure I want or even need a virtue!!! Laughing

On a slightly different subject did anyone else find that the coupling for the the blower valve just caught the edge of the exhaust flange meaning it didnt go right home?? Lynn yours looked like that. Also did I miss a half nut on the LP side of the cylinder studs as the exhaust flange gets snagged on that meaning I can only get the stud in on one side and the other side wont go down low enough, a half nut would cure it or just a slight tough on the grinder to give a small nick in the edge.

Spoke to Steve earlier and I will run a drill through the whistle base, I may not be much of an engineer but that small job doesnt seem like it should present any real issues Shocked ( famous last words there, just watch and see if I don't manage to drill right through the damm side of the thing Embarassed )

highpressure

Number of posts : 1096
Age : 49
Location : West Sussex, 4" DCC Road Loco
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.simplydigitalaerials.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  sonick45 on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:40 am

highpressure wrote:I happen to have a Barkers siren which is threaded at 1/4 BSP and picked up a 1/4 1/4 coupling today meaning I can close that one up too.

i have one two.. beginning to wish I had bought the 6" version thou as it will look tiny against my chime..

sonick45

Number of posts : 381
Location : Barton-Le-Clay (Beds)
Registration date : 2009-01-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  lynnr on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:55 am

Hi

I ground off the edge of the blast pipe flange on the block by just enough and took the lower edges off the fitting to allow space to tighten up fully.

It was a quick macro shot Twisted Evil using hand held and a 40w bulb.


lynnr

Number of posts : 2689
Age : 48
Location : Highland, 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-08-06

View user profile http://www.pbase.com/uisge

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Robfishman on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 12:45 pm

A box of holes....must look in to that one.

Robfishman

Number of posts : 944
Age : 41
Location : Chandlers Ford Hampshire 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-11-26

View user profile http://www.robertfish.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  craig@STW on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 3:16 pm

most places sell them. just don't get a box of mixed sizes, its a real bugger of a job to sort them out Rolling Eyes

craig@STW

Number of posts : 1194
Location : location Location
Registration date : 2010-05-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Next DCC kit??

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:04 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum