STW Production Week Commencing 27/04/2009

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STW Production Week Commencing 27/04/2009

Post  Admin on Fri 01 May 2009, 10:30 am

Hi Everyone,

Sorry about being a bit slow to update the production page, we've been very busy lately, not only with production but planning the shows for the year and how the stand will look, plus rebuilding the Likamobile engine and testing it, as well as other time consuming things (Like the new designs)

Please find the latest news on how production is coming along below.

Burrell 4" Kit 14:

This kit was been despatched yesterday. It contained the cladding, lagging, firedoor, ashpan and grate.

Burrell 4" Boilers:

Although we only thought we would complete nine boilers prior to the inspector arriving last month we managed to complete eleven. All of these have now been despatched and eleven customers have huge grins on their faces. Very Happy
We have now completed the manufacture of an additional twelve. These just require hydraulically testing and signing off by the RSA inspector. We are hoping to book him in for the week beginning Monday 11th May for collection by customers anytime afterwards.


Burrell 4" Kit 16B:

This is the Flywheel, crankshaft gears and second shaft gear kit. The majority has already been completed and we anticipate despatching this kit around the 18th May.

Foden Final Parts:

A large proportion of this has a been completed and the balance is running or scheduled on all the CNC machines currently. All our resources are being focused on completing this kit presently and we hope to despatch it within a couple of weeks. Steve has also designed a cylinder cover which we has been completed at prototype stage. This is more prototypical of the full size engine and unusual on the minatures as they are a pig to manufacture. We hope to add this to the kit due, for those who want it. A photo and price will be added to the Foden part of the forum soon.

Foden Modifications:

The gear cutter has been set and is running recutting the teeth on the first and second crank pinions. The flywheels should be reworked within the next week. Ideally we would hope to return them to coincide with the final part despatch.


Foden Boilers:

The boiler barrells are running on the large CNC lathe plus some of the weld preps have been completed on the boiler plate work. Our target is to have 10 Foden boilers ready in the next 6 weeks.

2" Burrell Kit 18:

This kit was despatched on April 23rd and contained the main drive gears.

2" Burrell Kit 21:

This kit contains the Water Pump, the Clack Valves and all the bits to enable you to run your engine on air. The castings for the parts have all been received, however machining of these will not start for another couple of weeks. A despatch by the end of May is our target.

Have a Great Bank Holiday, we'll be thinking of you all as we will be working all 3 days.Sad Next weekend we shall be at the Harrogate Model Engineer Exhibition (May 8th - 10th). Look forward to seeing you there if you are attending.

All the best

Dean & Steve.

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