I spy with my little eye.......the sample flywheel!!!!

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I spy with my little eye.......the sample flywheel!!!!

Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 30 May 2012, 12:31 am

Hi All,

Just to wet your appetites thought i'd post a photo of the flywheel fitted to the control model.

Dean




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Post  Tony King on Wed 30 May 2012, 1:07 am

Now that IS exciting!! What a lovely looking thing it is!!
Also looks like you've got some gear levers going on too Very Happy
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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 30 May 2012, 4:13 am

WOW

Looking great, worth the wait!

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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 30 May 2012, 4:49 am

Whoa, I'm still trying to get through the last two kits Surprised

Moving house sometime in July now as well, where will I find the time to finish. I need to get Blackbeard's reer wheels back on with the winding drum and the gear guard then I can move him to his new home!!!

IT DOES LOOK GOOD THOUGH - AND HEAVY, HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGHT DEAN??

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 30 May 2012, 5:02 am

No idea of the weight and as it's now fitted and we are off to Holland tomorrow with the engine, i'm not removing it to find out Very Happy. It does make turning the crank over a whole lot easier though! Laughing

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Post  highpressure on Wed 30 May 2012, 7:49 am

Does "sample" also include delivery of the rest for stock?? Or do you have an idea of the lead time if not? Not that we're impatient or anything.... theres only 16 weeks of the rather short and sporadic english summer left sunny sunny That does however look very sexy and finishes the engine a treat!!
It also makes the wait even more difficult Evil or Very Mad Am I right in thinking I can spy the casting for the gear change in there too??

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 30 May 2012, 1:20 pm

Kev,

Gear change castings plus a few others are already all in & half the flywheel castings are on there way (so we've been told).

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Post  tractor mike on Thu 31 May 2012, 10:31 am

wow the engine is really llooking good now role on when mine is at that stage well done stw

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Post  Robfishman on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 3:01 am

Great to see it fits with the rear wheel. On ex-mayor the inside tread of the tire has been cut away to give clearance. Not sure how it been done, but I think this will look much better and I was not looking forward to making it fit. cheers

Now to learn how to paint the line round the flywheel so when it spins it's not all over th place Very Happy

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Post  lynnr on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 3:26 am

Set of scribe compasses and flexi-rule or plenty beer as it makes you relax

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Flywheel paint!

Post  Tony King on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 3:59 am

Yah, I've been thinking about how to get that perfect "unwoberly" set of lines on the flywheel.......... I reckon it'll have to be done on the engine so you can turn the crank, while the paint is applied some how, from a fixed point, like a jig fixed to the wheel......... I think Lynn's sugestion of cosuming lotsa beer to help you relax may be better drunk after the lines are on drunken
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Post  mikero on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 4:17 am

Will you lot please stop boasting about the size of your flywheels you are making my Foden feel inadequate.

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Post  highpressure on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 11:12 am

Any news on the delivery of the first batch of flywheels and whether they meet the exacting standards of STW??

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 12:55 pm

A large consignment of parts arrived today but unfortunately there were no flywheels, however the good news is we were told a second consignment containing the flywheels will be with us this week. Very Happy

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Post  IanL on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 12:59 pm

Are there any front axles in this consignment? I could do with kit two.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 2:14 pm

Fingers crossed also there are some rear hubs in there for the last wheel. Really looking forward to getting them all in top coat and lined. Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 27 Jun 2012, 12:37 am

You'll be pleased to know that there was some front axles and the hubs for the rear wheels will be in with the Flywheels on Friday Very Happy

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