GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE- MARCH 2013

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GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE- MARCH 2013

Post  craig@STW on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 3:52 am

OK, here we go.

thought i do a quick general update this time to cover the stuff that's on the machines at the moment, then I'll go back to updating the individual models as i get back into things. hopefully i should cover anything that's been missed over the last few months as we go.

Showmans roof kit...

after the delays on this kit we are now making good progress with most of the wood now in the factory. i think we are just waiting for some laser cut parts and some more twisted brass.

first off a few general photos of the roof...







loads of wood to sort out, don't want to get these mixed up...



the main cross sections are drilled by us...








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Post  craig@STW on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 3:59 am

Foden 6inch steering

also currently working on the 6inch Foden steering wheel and hand brake mechanism.

again waiting for laser cut parts on this but we have turned the steering wheel rim...



and these are the mounting brackets for the steering box...



more updates on this next week as we progress with the parts.

and on the subject of the 6inch Foden, the wheels for our control model have just come back from powder coating...




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Post  craig@STW on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 4:05 am

4inch Burrell steering

another steering kit, this time the 4 inch Burrell (we will also be producing this for the 2inch model)

steering wheels were done a couple of weeks ago so i'll have to go find a photo of them for next week. Embarassed

the top and bottom mounting brackets are on the machines at the moment. the bottom one is cut from solid...



and the top one will be a fabrication...





more on this next time, but for now a few photos of the sub-assemblies that are waiting for the boiler...






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Post  craig@STW on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 4:11 am

traction wagon

just had the wood in for the main chassis of the wagons...



and this pile represents one kits worth...



this is waiting to be built up into out control model and we have machined a few parts for this already. a bit of manual work needs doing before this is ready to go.

a few general photos of the wagons so far...




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Post  craig@STW on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 4:20 am

so that's a quick look at whats being worked on at the moment. hopefully things will be back to normal from now on.

kinda got sidetracked with a few things since just before x-mas. don't like to make excuses but i did loose a close relative on x-mas day. my great uncle who was actual more of a grandfather to me. and as im approaching 40 in 3 months time im sort of in a strange state of mind at the moment. half way through my life and have i achieved enough sort of thing Rolling Eyes

midlife crisis on the horizon Shocked Shocked

interesting to see that the people at photo-bucket have decided to make the site a lot harder to use... thats progress i guess Wink

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Post  Tony King on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 4:28 am

So very good to see you showing us "stuff" in production again Craig............Many thanks!!
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Post  lynnr on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 5:33 am

Yes. Looking good and very nice to get an update on goings on. Very Happy

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Post  Hecter on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 8:57 am

Any news on the missing parts from kit 5 i believe it was on the 4.5" foden?

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Post  ejparrott on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 10:28 am

craig@STW wrote:

interesting to see that the people at photo-bucket have decided to make the site a lot harder to use... thats progress i guess Wink

I agree! Resisted it until the very last minute I did....

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Post  hippy dave on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 10:58 am

cheers for the update always great to see whats going on whether its the kit were doing or not,the wagons are looking very impresive Very Happy

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 5:18 pm

Hey Craig

How did you get your Foden wheels powdercoated with the rubbers on??? I though it would not work because of the temperature. If it is possible I might want to change my wagon wheels for vulcanised ones.

Cheers

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 10:19 am

sorry, my mistake. the wheels are just painted, not powder coated. i thought that as they had been sent away they had had the special treatment Neutral

and no news on the missing foden parts, still waiting for the supplier. Mad

but good news... had some laser cut parts in today and we have successfully twisted the second load of brass roof struts for the showmans.

more info later in the week when there's something worth showing. Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 1:23 pm

full production update for this week will be posted tomorrow or Saturday morning Cool

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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 2:58 pm

Craig

Please include an update on the prgress of cylinder maching for those of us waiting for replacement ones.

Cheers

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Post  IanL on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:21 am

bjwlancashire wrote:Craig

Please include an update on the prgress of cylinder maching for those of us waiting for replacement ones.

Cheers

Brian

Yes please

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Post  Kevster on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:33 am

Thats a yes please from me too.

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