GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

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GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Sun 05 May 2013, 6:40 am

quick update for this weeks work. still working on cylinders and traction wagon brackets on the CNC section so not a lot of new stuff to see there, and manual have been making progress with the 6inch foden water tank kit...

DCC cylinders are now close to the end of the work with all the long running ops done...





most of the other machines are still working on 100's of brackets for the traction wagon...







and the manual section now have some spring sets together...




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Post  craig@STW on Sun 05 May 2013, 6:46 am

CNC has also done some parts for the 6inch foden water tank kit...





and manual have made a start on the main tanks...



main tank panel...



bent on the press...







and the first tank has been tacked together to check the fit on the model...





all other kits are in preparation stages with material and laser cut parts arriving for 4 and 2 inch burrell and 4inch foden.

more next weekend Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 05 May 2013, 6:50 am

also got a few more photos of the engines for steves steam cars. look very similar to the Lyka engines to me...








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Post  Tony King on Sun 05 May 2013, 8:29 am

Great pictures as always Craig, thank you. Very Happy
Don't let Steve hear you say that the Stanley car engines look like the Lika engines Rolling Eyes For one thing they're a little bit bigger & probably cost more than a complete Likamobile............ Well, worth more anyway!! .................Lovely job Steve!!
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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Sun 12 May 2013, 5:51 am

quick update on this weeks work. the good news is that the DCC cylinders were finished and have gone away for impregnation.

the CNC area has almost finished with the traction wagon brackets cheers and will soon be starting on the next kits.

the six inch foden water tank kit is close to completion with all the rear tanks done and the center tank/foot-well going together now...





and fitted to the control model...







this kit will be going out as soon as possible Cool

the traction wagon springs have done off for hardening and will be back on Tuesday. we will have the rest of the bits sorted by then (or else we may go mad !!)





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Post  Richard on Sun 12 May 2013, 9:35 am

it would be nices to see some update on 4" agrricultural engine as we are building them as well hows the boilers doing
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 12 May 2013, 10:17 am

boiler inspector is booked to come in soon.

i can only show you what we are working on. burrell 4inch is coming soon, promise Smile

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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  PaulA on Sun 12 May 2013, 10:55 am

Craig,

Many thanks for keeping us up to date.

I really appreciate you taking your free time to post the weekly updates.

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Post  Richard on Sun 12 May 2013, 1:01 pm

OK THANKS fOR UPDATE Very Happy

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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Sun 19 May 2013, 11:35 am

quick up date on last weeks work...

the manual section managed to get the wagon kit together...



here you can see the handbrake mechanism...





they also got the 6inch foden water tanks finished...





and the latest batch of boiler barrels are prepped for turning...



CNC section have done all the prep work for the 4inch foden steering kit. more on this when the fabrication starts...





and we are now going back to the showman's dynamo kit...



should be starting on the next Burrell agricultural kit next week !! Cool

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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Mon 27 May 2013, 11:41 am

hello everyone, not forgotten about the up-date just had a busy weekend Laughing

quick look at last weeks work before we get started on next week Rolling Eyes

it was a very busy week for the CNC section with all machines now working on the long awaited Burrell crank-shaft and con-rod kit.

not a huge kit but very important to get this right.

the main job for the mills was the bearings. two made up of three parts and one made up of two. all the sections are machined separately...



and then bored together as a set...



then the three parts are packed together...



and the other bearing is done the same...



two different types of con-rod bolts...





and the wedge...



and the main con-rods, turned, milled and assembled...



the crankshafts are a bought in item... (packed in bubble wrap before i had chance to photo them Rolling Eyes )



and here you can see the crank and bearing fitted to the control model with a con-rod sitting on top...



just need to finish this off and hope to get it out in the next couple of days cheers





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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Mon 27 May 2013, 11:46 am

the parts for the next 4inch foden kit (steering) that the machine shop made the week before last are now in the hands of the manual section...





and the 2inch boilers are starting to come off ready for machining...



more next week Cool

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Re: GENERAL PRODUCTION UPDATE: May 2013

Post  craig@STW on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 1:07 pm

last up-date for may...

managed to get the Burrell crankshaft kit finished, although im not sure the con-rods went in the kit after all...



more work on the showmans dynamo kit. the motors arrived so we could finally start on the last few bits.

stripping down the motors...



so we could modify the end plate...



and extend the shaft both ends...



now starting to test fit them in the castings...





also got the 4inch burrell boiler barrels on the cnc machines...



first turning...



and then milling on the 4th axis machine...



also been doing a few other jobs for stock...


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