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Post  craig@STW on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 10:49 pm

we have put together a prototype of the rear seat.

the basic design will be a single seat like this. the padded seats are temporary "water bowser" items...





you will also be able to buy an additional "ladder" cross section to turn it into a two seater...









there will be some adjustment front and rear and the foot pegs will be adjustable.




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Post  lynnr on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 10:55 pm

Looking good. Mark me down for the 2 seated option as well

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Post  Tony King on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 11:22 pm

That's one hell of a twisting moment on the draw bar with two people on the seats................... I'd like to see a bit of support going under the tender to counter act it!! ................. But then what do I know, as I know you guys really know what'll work!!
Put me down for a two seater too!!
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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 1:13 am

I note that Isabel has absolutely no chance of reaching the regulator from back there, you need to buil a car seat adjuster track into it for those with shorter arms Razz

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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:19 am

Looking good, share some of the concern regarding leverage, especially if a couple of 'heavy weights' ride on the back. I've seen some with straps that hook over the top of the tender & others that get support from underneath. Also some sort of towing eye fixed to the seat would be good.

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Post  sonick45 on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 6:53 pm

As mentioned above...

1. bars extending underneath, reaching to the end of the tender to share the load from the straps. Better than hanging off the tender extension as it is less intrusive to the operator and stronger.

2. The seats need to move way forward unless your Mr Tickle.. I for one will be seated with my knees almost rubbing on the rear wheels.

3. A tow bracket on the back of the seat to attack trailers too.

It's definitely heading in the right direction thou. The seated height is much better.





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Post  highpressure on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 7:58 pm

I would agree with the reaching position, I have a bad back and leaning forward all the time for controls or safe driving could remove the pleasure of using it. Some of us aren't able to afford the new trailer and will be using the old version, will the draw bar reach??

Also a gentle reminder that we need the plugs for the tender and belly tank and some pins for the front and rear tow points. Some firing irons and a tube brush wouldn't go amiss unless we're expceted to supply our own here, in which case what size tube brush would be the best??

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 8:30 pm

I quote... Rolling Eyes


there will be some adjustment front and rear and the foot pegs will be adjustable.


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Post  craig@STW on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 8:32 pm

"Also a gentle reminder that"... you haven't had the last of the kits yet Rolling Eyes

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Post  highpressure on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 8:53 pm

craig@STW wrote:"Also a gentle reminder that"... you haven't had the last of the kits yet Rolling Eyes

When I spoke to Steve a few months ago and metioned the plugs he said he keeps remembering them after its too late to get them in the kit thats in production.... Might be a good idea to put the plugs in with the relevant container!! Laughing Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 9:33 pm


Might be a good idea to put the plugs in with the relevant container!! Laughing Laughing

now this is true Laughing

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:24 pm

Yes two seater option for us down here as well. Great that this will give us the option in the field for either 1 or 2 seater option depending on who comes along. I sure there will always be someone who would welcome the ride.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 1:16 am

My only comment on the design now I gave it more thought is that the angled supports will be in the way of a draw bar when turning right or left unless there is a draw bar connection attatched to it further back. If I remember correctly the traction wagon design has an option for a longer drawbar for the connection to the engine than if it is a trailer to trailer connection. The fact the drawbar can reach past the seat frame will be useless if this low seat design requires the angled supports in their current position.

This is menat to be contstructive criticism and I would like to see the seat prototype at Dorset to try it. If it was at pickering I'm afraid I missed it while looking at the Devonshire Smile

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Comfy seat

Post  Steve Traill on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 11:19 pm

Here's some pics of a very comfy seat


It's also pretty useful


The back rests are nice & springy & lift out for packing away


The engine is a 4" Fowler and is smaller than the Burrell we are building

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Post  richspoo on Mon 10 Jun 2013, 8:05 am

Craig I appreciate my engine is not an STW Kit but wondered if you would supply me with a two man seat and if so at what cost.

I will need to check it will fit but it looks from these pictures like it would.

If you have one at Weeting I could check the measurements.

Many thanks


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Post  craig@STW on Mon 10 Jun 2013, 8:12 am

best bet its to phone the office and talk to dean or steve Cool

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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 11 Jun 2013, 11:42 pm

I was just wondering were the double seat modifications are, I am sure I ordered one but maybe I did not. Some people seem to be using home made seat frames but I think Tim has the STW double seat frame for his.

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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 9:32 am

No Brian, it's a couple of decking planks from Mike, with some comfortable foam and leatherette. Looks like Colin has already modified the Land Rover bench seat to fit his.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 1:58 pm

They're actually being made at the moment, in between waiting for RSA to approve various stages of our new boilermakers progress.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 6:51 pm

Thanks Steve

Pease could you include the seat pad in mine? When I first ordered it I said I would have it without as I was going to mount my two implement seats but to be honest I will not have time so I will just have the second seat pad and keep on playing!!!!

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