'The boys' 4" Burrell Roller build

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 7:00 pm



Progress has been extremely slow! Finally got a new workbench that is man enough for the job so have test assembled the first front roll. It's looking good but still quite a bit to do. Work, illness and two young boys doesn't leave much time for building steam engines!

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Post  Steve Traill on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 10:15 pm

Looks good, once the front rolls have picked up a bit of dust they will look just like the steel rolls on the full size.
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:20 pm

Quite a bit of work done this weekend with a couple of coats of primer on the tender and work on painting the †hornplates getting underway! For those of you on Facebook I also post on there now and again under Burrell Rollers builders group.





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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 7:41 pm

There's been quite a lot of progress for us this week with more painting and the building of the first rear wheel. All of the components so far are off to Model Engineers day at Forncett next Sunday and it will be great to meet up with other engine owners. My Junior Engineer is very impressed so far!






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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:26 pm

Looking good I am still on the fence should I get one or not Question

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:33 pm

Mark the spark wrote:Looking good I am still on the fence should I get one or not Question

Have you already built an engine from STW?

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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:43 pm

I am well on with my showmans
This is the first kit I have bought I normally build from castings but don't have much time now as I am building for other people now

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:57 pm

Mark the spark wrote:I am well on with my showmans
This is the first kit I have bought I normally build from castings but don't have much time now as I am building for other people now

In which case I'm sure you'd find it easy! I'm a complete novice and enjoying working on the engine and I think it's looking pretty good so far. My Grandmother always loved Road Rollers and bought a small Markie one thatI inherited; as soon as I saw the STW one I knew I had to jump in! The big problem is I'm already looking at the SWB Foden!

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Post  Simon C on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9:38 pm

Mark
Stop beating about the bush! I was 10 months into my Showmanís (Puffy) build when I ordered the roller. The only excuse I needed was like a kid at Christmas I wanted more presentís to unwrap.
They did find this of some amusement at STW towers and punished me for a time with up to 3 kits in one month. Hay Ho beans on toast for a while will make me humble.

I havenít started on Huffy the roller yet but I will have plenty to go at when the time comes I recon around kit 13 the boiler ariving will be a good start point.

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The little fellow looks smitten with the work so far. Nice work wear he is modelling but the toe caps need a little work, the fury faced one guarding the wheel doesnít look quite so impressed for some reason.
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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9:47 pm

I have to option on the last kit Dean is to let me know when its time to make my mind up . The problem is not cost its space I have a nice work shop but its not as big as my old one and it might be tight with a showmans and a roller but I will try to make space
I built the John Rex foden many years ago and it was a nice size and was good on the road

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Post  Simon C on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:02 pm

Mark the spark wrote:I have to option on the last kit Dean is to let me know when its time to make my mind up . The problem is not cost its space I have a nice work shop but its not as big as my old one and it might be tight with a showmans and a roller but I will try to make space
I built the John Rex foden many years ago and it was a nice size and was good on the road
Is this not what the dining room is for... workshop over-spill.
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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:06 pm

Dam you all you got me thinking again lol!

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Post  Simon C on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:09 pm

Mark the spark wrote:Dam you all you got me thinking again lol!
SORRY!
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:13 pm

I've just asked the good lady if we could find room in the house for another project....if looks could kill! I'm firmly out in the garage and there's definitely only space for the roller.....for now!

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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:15 pm

Well I don't have that problem any more cause I just got divorced Very Happy

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Post  Simon C on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:18 pm

mezzanine deck then 600kg if its the roller 850kg if its the Showman's
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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:24 pm

My wife bought my share of the house and I had a nice 3 1/2 car garage as a workshop
My new workshop is 1 1/2 car garage so every inch of wall space to shelved but I am still tight for space
But I think I might have to call Dean on Monday for a update on roller kits
As I said Dam you all Very Happy

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