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Next Foden Kit

Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 12:40 am

Now we are back from Dorset its all hands on deck working on this kit.

Every machine is currently working on a 6" Foden item and Ian is busy trying what he can on the control model. Craig hasn't brought his camera in today but will bring it in tomorrow and upload a load of photo's of the progress and some of the parts on the machines. I'll try to give a best estimate of what day it is likely to be despatched tomorrow once i've got a better feel of how things have progressed today.

All the best

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Re: Next Foden Kit

Post  craig@STW on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 2:08 pm

a quick update on the next kit for the 6" foden. this will include the front axle and cradle.

the cradles were done a while back so are already finished...



this is the current state of the SWB control model...



also featuring the front spring bump-stops...



the spring shackles are all ready for welding...



the stubs axles are being fitted up to the king pins and track rods...



these are the main axle jaws...



and the axles tube bore holes...



axle tubes fresh from the lathe...


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Post  hippy dave on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 11:42 am

looking really good be great to get the front wheels on, any ideas when we will get next kit Very Happy

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Post  HStannard on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 2:07 pm

Talking to Steve today at Beds Steam Rally, he recons it should be ready to go out Tuesday next week Very Happy

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Post  hippy dave on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 12:06 pm

Brilliant news cheers for that Laughing

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 1:51 am

Just to let you all know.......the next kit is leaving today cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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Post  PaulA on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 12:58 pm

The better half collected the kit for me today from STW towers.

I couldn't resist doing a dry fit as soon as I got home from work.

Very impressed, the only 'fitting' involved about 2 minutes with a bit of wet and dry to take off a couple of burrs and a minor straightening of one spring eye to get the spring hangers to align properly (I am so glad I waited for final painting of these until after this kit arrived).

Now ready to strip it all apart agian ready for cleaning of castings a painting.

Well done to the team at steam traction world for such well engineered kit.

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