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6" Foden SWB

Post  Watts&Son on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 9:24 pm

We have recently received the first kit for the Foden, really heavy, we will probably get a few kits before we start putting things together. The forum is a bit slow lately, so I will try and post progress as we continue, there is always a wealth of information on the forum. I have not posted picture before but I will try and do so. I would be interested in anyone else starting their build. Kind regards David.

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polishing the shiny bits

Post  Watts&Son on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 8:29 pm

When we built the road loco all the brass and copper was polished by hand, hard work. I would like any information on mechanical polishing and where to buy the products. We have just received the latest kit for the Foden, all the front end, smokebox, chimney etc. We are taking the road loco and the front of the Foden to Carfest South. Don't know if anyone is going, it would be nice to meet up. Unfortunately it clashes with Dorset, over the bank holiday weekend. Thanks David.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 8:49 pm

I used the polishing kit as supplied by Frost Automotive restorers
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Post  Simon C on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:45 pm

hi all
i have been building a showman for the last 14 months now and have just finished polishing all of the Oliver's no mean task I can say.
I obtained a bench polishing machine from Metal Polishing Supplies UK Ltd in Pompy.
they have a good web site with some real useful info, my kit had all the gear to polish brass, steel & stainless so i polished my drive pins before fire bluing them it made them look like Xmas tree baubles but i like them.
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Post  Robfishman on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:57 pm

As the above, I picked mine up in Machine Mart, and the polishing kit for it came from Frost.   It made the task much quicker than by hand, although some was still hand polished.   The rough cast brass fittings for example cleaned up lovely.

I used this also to polish all the motion before fitting.
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polishing the shiney bits

Post  Watts&Son on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 9:30 pm

Many thanks for the replies, I have ordered a polishing kit from Metal Polishing supplies to convert my bench grinder, should make things a lot easier. Regards David.

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Post  Watts&Son Yesterday at 10:18 pm

I have just started sanding the chassis and have removed any rusty areas, I was thinking of treating the chassis with a rust converter would this be a good idea and would the primer stick to the metal as good as priming bare metal. We are using Craftmaster paints, primer undercoat and top coat. The finish will be chassis, Alfa Red and the main body Crimson Lake. We are going to crack on with the build, as we have 8 kits now. All the kits look superbly made so we can't wait to start building. I say we but my son is more into running engines than building them. Trouble is a lot of the parts are a 2 handed job. Anyway, I don't know if I will be posting pictures during the build as I am not sure how to post them and would there be the interest, as there have been many posts previously building Foden's. Thanks David.

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