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Getting Ready For GDSF

Post  Lynn@STW on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 2:42 pm

Hello all

Little taster of what can be viewed at GDSF.






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Post  Mark the spark on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 4:08 pm

Very nice I am tempted

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Post  lynnr on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 5:13 pm

Hi Mark

You would definitely be invited to most event with a 4" Burrell roller as you exhibit. I for one have not seen a roller at any of the Scottish events.


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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:14 pm

Thanks for this Lynn, great to see so many updates on the forum now you're there! I have another kit for the roller arriving Tuesday and loving every element of the build so far. Great to see this to get a real idea of scale. Better not show the wife though!

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Post  Mark the spark on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:18 pm

Aye I have never scene one that size at any rally
I talked to Dean some time ago and I think I have the option on the last kit he was going to let me know when there was one left

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Post  PaulC on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 8:28 am

Mark the spark wrote:Aye I have never scene one that size at any rally
I talked to Dean some time ago and I think I have the option on the last kit he was going to let me know when there was one left

Very tempting to ask to have the second to last kit. What would my wife say, Ive only just picked up the first kit for my SCC and my very first build!

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Post  Mark the spark on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 12:03 pm

Hi Paul go on its only money and you cant take it with you

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Post  Steve H on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:20 pm

Saw the Roller Mock up in the flesh whilst i was at the factory on Friday,picking up my Kit.
It is looking mighty fine
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:03 pm

Hi Lynn, quick question, what diameter are the rear wheels?

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Post  Steve H on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:14 pm

I can measure mine when I get home.
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Post  Simon C on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:17 pm

the wheels are 580 diameter and 140 wide.
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:25 pm

Thanks Simon, they looked bigger than that on the pictures; maybe I can convince the wife it's not going to be 'that big'!

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the boys roller

Post  Simon C on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:06 pm

NorfolkModelSteam

Good luck with the task of convincing ''her who will be obeyed'', I heard say if you cross your fingers behind your back that makes it OK.
the engine will not become big until you get kit 13 the boiler, then all the sub assemblies can go together, as long as you don't build it in the dining room you should not need to remove walls to get it out. I trust your assistant is still interested in the project.
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:18 pm

Simon C wrote:NorfolkModelSteam

Good luck with the task of convincing ''her who will be obeyed'', I heard say if you cross your fingers behind your back that makes it OK.
the engine will not become big until you get kit 13 the boiler, then all the sub assemblies can go together, as long as you don't build it in the dining room you should not need to remove walls to get it out. I trust your assistant is still interested in the project.

He's still very much interested! We went to a steam rally a couple of weeks ago and he got to try one out for size!

https://flic.kr/p/W8JHpZ

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Post  Lynn@STW on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:26 pm

Hi all

The roller looks a bit on the long side at the moment. I hope to have a boiler barrel of the correct length mocked up before Friday. Then I will swap out the overlong SCC barrel and take more pictures.


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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:28 pm

Lynn@STW wrote:Hi all

The roller looks a bit on the long side at the moment. I hope to have a boiler barrel of the correct length mocked up before Friday. Then I will swap out the overlong SCC barrel and take more pictures.


That's great Lynn. Good to see plenty of updates on the forum!

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Post  Lynn@STW on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:53 pm

Another step forward for GDSF.

Roller fork.


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Post  Robfishman on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 7:53 pm

Looks great, flap wheels at the ready. Very Happy
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Post  Lynn@STW on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 10:51 am

Done some more dressing for Dorset. I must say she is looking good.



Painted the head stock and saddle to keep the rust beetle away. Polished the name plate ready for some drilling and attaching.

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Post  PaulC on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 11:03 am

Looking good.

Your certainly selling it to me Very Happy

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Post  Mark the spark on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 12:01 pm

looking really good
how many have you sold now? and what was the batch run again I cant remember

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Post  Lynn@STW on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 12:03 pm

Hi

The tally is around 20 at the moment with a couple spare in the batch. But if demand is good that can be extended.

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 8:39 pm

That looks fantastic! Any idea when the saddle kit will be going out?

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Post  Lynn@STW on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 10:14 pm

We were trying different packaging methods over the last few days for the considerable weight of the head stock.

Due to the cost we need to make sure they go out very well protected.

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