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Post  craig@STW on Mon 06 Apr 2015, 12:59 pm

so we are in the second quarter of 2015 so i thought it was time for a new thread. here are the latest photos from production.

just coming to the end of the 6inch foden front axle kit. the stub axles need machining with the king pins in place...





and the main front axles are assembled...



some work on the showmans tender sides...



2nd shaft blocks...



rear axles...



brake arms...



steering shaft brackets...



and brake tubes...



and another batch of 2inch Burrell boilers is ready for machining...


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Post  Bryanh9904 on Tue 07 Apr 2015, 11:11 am

Any idea on when the showman tender will be delivered?

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Post  Ian on Wed 08 Apr 2015, 2:41 am

Showman's kit 7
We are about to pack it now

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Re: April, May, June 2015 production photos...

Post  craig@STW on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 12:45 pm

last week we were mostly working on the 6inch foden ashpan and water gauge kit.

the ashpans...



and in place on the model...



the damper operating lever...



globe valves...



one half of the water gauge...



and it's drain bodies...



fire box doors...



surrounds...



and baffles...



operating lever...



and clevis and hinges...










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Post  hartshaulage on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 2:53 pm

Some good progress there craig, Am i right in saying that the ash pan on the fodens are held on by nut and bolts, does this mean that every time we need to empty it we will have to undo the bolts, or is there a quick release mechanism somewhere

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Post  Ian on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 12:12 am

hartshaulage wrote:Some good progress there craig, Am i right in saying that the ash pan on the fodens are held on by nut and bolts, does this mean that every time we need to empty it we will have to undo the bolts, or is there a quick release mechanism somewhere

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Quick release

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Post  charleyb on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 1:06 am

Any ideas when we are likely to receive the next foden kit please?

Thanks Smile

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Post  Ian on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 2:02 am

charleyb wrote:Any ideas when we are likely to receive the next foden kit please?

Thanks Smile

6" Foden Kit 27 this week

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Post  Sick of brasso on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 8:38 am

6 inch foden you shouldnt need to drop the ashpan to clean it. They are large enough you can do standard practice of full size engines with you rake to clean the fire through the firebars. Will save you haveing to roll around on the floor but everyone to their own. The kit is looking rather good.

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 9:29 am

no, i think the ashpan is held on with special pins but they were not ready at the time so bolts were used for a temporary fit !!! Very Happy

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:23 am

ok, here they are, last weeks photos. a bit late (sorry bout that Embarassed )

not a huge amount to see this week as most of the work has been on small water gauge fittings.

here are the correct fittings for the 6inch foden ash pan...



and the fire box door, the over size bolts are more of our temp fittings !!!!...



and the big chunky water gauge...



here are a few of the 2inch boilers all finished an ready for dispatch...



and we are now concentrating on the showmans boiler cladding kit. i think this also includes a few bits for the cylinder block such as the drip tray.
this has a lot of manual work in it and the photos will be more interesting next week, but for now...

laser cut cladding ready for rolling...



these will become the bands that support the cladding...



and the cylinder drain nut plates, a very simple little job but it all takes time...


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Post  craig@STW on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 1:59 pm

last weeks photos. The Showmans cladding kit...

cladding...



support rings...



brass cladding rings...



showmans ash-pans...



and the ash-pan brackets, showing the machining stages...



showmans brake hanger arms...



4inch foden blast pipes comming together...



and some 2inch burrell cylinder end covers...




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2" Burrell Large Name Ring for door

Post  Pitpup on Sat 02 May 2015, 12:12 am

Hi,
Do you know when the large name ring for the smokebox door on the 2" Burrell will be availble, my kit 3 arrived saying it is to follow.
Thanks

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Post  Mike King on Sat 02 May 2015, 2:08 am

Strange you should ask that. I have been expecting my kit 3, maybe they are not sending it out until the whole kit is there, so msybe not too long now.
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Post  Pitpup on Sat 02 May 2015, 10:24 am

Mike...I got my kit 3....in fact it came quicker than expected.....all I was saying it was minus the large name ring.

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Post  Mike King on Sat 02 May 2015, 10:56 am

I guess mine will be with us shortly, i just wondered if they were having a problem with the brass rings so eill send me complete kit out. Was your brass ring missing from the kit, or was it something you were advised of?
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Post  Pitpup on Mon 04 May 2015, 12:05 am

Mike, just a sticker on the front of the instructions saying it was to follow.

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Post  Mike King on Mon 04 May 2015, 5:45 am

Thanks for that. I had my kits 4 and 5 first then reverted to kit one, two and now waiting for kit3, all should be ok shortly.
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Post  craig@STW on Mon 04 May 2015, 1:04 pm

the brass name rings for the 2inch were delayed because we are now having them made as a complete casting instead of a ring with an insert. good news is that they are now in the factory. they just need machining.

Last weeks photos...

first off, the SCC cylinder blocks. we had a major problem on our large mill last month when the seals on one of the servos went and coolant got into the unit. the result was a new servo and the complete re-wire of the table unit. it's now fixed but the delay has meant that the blocks have only just finished on their first op...





as a back up, we have been working on the main drive gears...



we also have about six pallets of rear wheels being worked on, i think these are 4inch Burrell. (will confirm  Embarassed )





showmans/road loco castings next. the main Axel tubes...





and one of the bearing housings...



and some 2inch stuff, the chimney base castings...


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Post  craig@STW on Sun 10 May 2015, 1:24 pm

some photos from last week. firstly, we have spent most of the week working on some of the stuff that was featured last week. mark has finished all the bu4 wheels and I've have almost finished the showmans castings. secondly, my camera was playing up this week so some of these photos are taken on my phone... not the best.

last op on the showmans rear Axel tubes...



and fitting of the bushes using an Axel to ensure perfect alignment...



and the Axels...



and pump shaft housings...



for the 2inch cylinder accessory kit, steam chest cover...



and name plate...



some 4inch foden con-rods...



and a quick game of name the part (cos I've forgotten what they are called Embarassed ). i do know they are for the 2inch !!!




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Post  IanR on Mon 11 May 2015, 2:18 am

Are they the cylinder end covers?

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Post  Mark the spark on Mon 11 May 2015, 6:30 am

looks like the drive plate behind the winding drum
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Post  craig@STW on Wed 13 May 2015, 2:59 pm

yes, winding drum !!!!!

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Post  Pitpup on Thu 14 May 2015, 12:09 pm

Any update on the name rings for the 2" Burrell ?.....Thanks

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 14 May 2015, 1:35 pm

yes pitpup, the rings were started today as we are currently working on more kit 3's. should be available sometime next week. i'll include a photo in this weekends update Smile

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