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DCC Road Loco Cylinder Machining

Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 7:26 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Guys,

You'll be pleased to know that the big machine was repaired at the end of last week so as soon as we've machined the boilers that are scheduled on next the replacement blocks will be on as the next priority.

Dean

17th March 2013

Dean/Steve/Craig

Please can we have an update on the Cylinder Block machining progress today?????????

Regards

Brian / Brian M / AN Other (forgot the name of the third one)

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Re: DCC Road Loco Cylinder Machining

Post  craig@STW on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 9:22 am

mark is working on the boilers and will start on the cylinders as soon as he is finished. i will let you know when they go on Cool

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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 10:11 am

Thanks Craig

Can you give us an estimate as to when the boilers are likely to be completed and cylinders started. I had already made applications to events so I need to let some people know if I am likely to be cancelling as time goes on.

A rough estimate of date start and number of days/weeks to complete machining would be most helpful and should not be difficult to predict given that you are performing processes that you have done previously. An end week should be able to be calculated for now

See what you can do.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 12:56 pm

10 blocks normally take 4 weeks to machine.

We intend to do everything possible to make sure these are completed before the end of this month.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 1:25 pm

Thanks for the clarity Dean, at least we have some guidance on timing now.

Cheers

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Re: DCC Road Loco Cylinder Machining

Post  Brian M on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 2:31 am

Hi Dean,

So if you are doing 15 blocks, which is the new number from Steve, is that a completion date of mid May?

Brian, I also have started to cancel events for which I was booked in for. If we have the blocks dispatched around the estimated date, all the parts need to be re-attached, steam tested, steam ticket obtained and so on, so we are talking towards the end of the May if not early June? To save any more embarrassing calls to event organizers, I have withdrawn from all events until July and will just steam for my leisure until all outstanding parts have arrived and are on the engine.

All the best,

Brian M



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Post  Steam Traction World on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 3:22 am

Brian,

No, we are going to do our utmost to machine all the blocks we have by the end of this month. Mark does have the odd Friday booked off as holiday but we will see what extra hours he can do to achieve this.

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 10:22 am

Mark has started on the cylinder blocks today Cool

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Post  Brian M on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 11:54 am

Thanks Craig.

All the best,

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