July/August 2017 production photos (new image host)

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July/August 2017 production photos (new image host)

Post  craig@STW on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 2:27 pm

well it seems that we have lost all the old images that have built up on the forum over the last few years. very annoying, and the photos are still on the main photo bucket site, but to be honest i cant see an easy way to re-host and re-post all of them.

Anyway, this post marks the start of the new photo host, hopefully it will work Cool

first off, the Lyka. one of the leaf springs has actually been re-made and is now off for heat treatment. this kit will be ready soon...



the brake caliper kit went out this week and after making the prototype brake discs we are now working on the full quantity, along with the mounting flanges. The wheels are now in so hopefully things will be running a bit smoother on the Lyka from now on. A rolling chassis is getting very close...

disc blanks...



and the start of machining...



the mounting flanges...



and the control model so far, front...



and rear...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 2:36 pm

cheers  good news, the images seem to be working. cheers

the other main kit we are working on this week is the 6inch foden steering. this is nearly done now. first off the big steering arm, cut from a solid block...



and the second op..



steering wheels rim..



and with the spokes fitted...



and the brake wheel...



also making winch roller brackets for the Burrell 4inch kit 8...





and tow brackets...



Showmans expansion links...



and roof "twists"...

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Brake calliper kit

Post  Goliewogs on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 5:42 pm

"...the brake caliper kit went out this week ..."

If it did, mine did not - or it has not arrived yet!!!!

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Re: July/August 2017 production photos (new image host)

Post  craig@STW on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 3:42 pm

a few photos from this week. the foden 6inch steering boxes are nearly done...





we have started the drilling on the lyka Discs and mounting flanges...



the showmans expansion links are almost done...



also been working on showmans water pumps...



water lifter bodies...



gear covers...



slide bars...



and 3rd speed levers...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 3:47 pm

this weeks photos, starting with the 6inch foden steering box that has been in production for the best part of a month now. finished at last...



and the Lyka rear brake disc mounting flange is now on the lathes...



the showmans gear guard laser cuts, seen last week, are now coming together...



other showmans parts include the wheel locking collars...



the third speed inter-lock...



slide-bar brackets...



and lower steering brackets...



also made this week... some 2inch slide-valves...



hundreds of pipe-nuts...



and some cast elbows...


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Production July, August

Post  Heavyhaul on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 4:26 pm

Hi Craig,
Thanks for the latest update any news on the next kits for the Showmans ?

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Post  Mark the spark on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 4:33 pm

second that

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 4:00 pm

dispatch dates are supposed to be posted by Ian. with Lynn around at the moment Im sure she will provide you with all the stuff you need to know and answer and questions you have.  Cool

this weeks photos...

the lyka kits 4 and 5 are being boxed up now. you should have kit 5 very soon and kit 4 by the end of August.

finished brake discs...



and hub caps...



the good news is that the springs are finally back from heat treating...



a lot of time has been spent on the Roller Head-stock castings this week. with the second half of the batch arriving i have machined these and then
finished the whole batch by drilling the holes for the name badge. more good news is that the batch of name badges arrived today...



as you may have already seen, the roller control model is nearly at rolling chassis stage. we have built it up on a SCC boiler so its a little longer than it should be. the reason for this is to get it ready for Dorset...



also arrived today are the laser cut parts for the front "fork". this kit is not going into production just yet but we will be tacking one together for the show. i also need to start work on the main pivot...





this is part of the chain guide...



next week i'll be moving on to some 2inch Burrell parts. these are the finished slide valves...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 3:44 pm

just a few photos this week.

just started on some showmans/roadloco rear axle-tube castings...



4inch foden brake wheels....



6inch foden water tank parts...



and the first fork for the roller has been put together. please remember that this kit is not yet in production, this has just been done for the dorset steam fair. i should be starting on the main pivot on monday...





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Post  craig@STW on Mon 14 Aug 2017, 3:45 pm

i missed the usual Friday posting of the photos last week. as the allotted moment came round i was busy boring through the first off roller pivot and could not get away from the machine. Im pleased to say that the first "trial" "GDSF" has been finished and is a perfect fit. Cool









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Post  craig@STW on Mon 14 Aug 2017, 3:50 pm

other work from last week includes...

6inch foden water tank brackets...



water tanks...





boilers in constant production...



showmans front forks...



and im back on the 2inch Burrell crank bearings.



and the showmans/roadloco rear axle tubes are blocked out ready for boring...

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