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Showman's rear wheel rims !!!!

Post  miller on Fri 02 Apr 2010, 3:03 am

we have now made a start on the rear wheel rims for the showman.

these will have a very long lead time as they need to be drilled, rolled, welded, drilled and vulcanised Shocked

this is the basic material...



these have just gone on the machine to be cut to length and drilled, due to their size we hare working within 20mm of the maximum travel of the machine.

i forgot to take a photo of the drilling op but i'll get one next Tuesday

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Post  miller on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 10:50 am

here's the photos of these on the CNC.







and after drilling...



just processing a little video clip of the machine in operation so you can see now much "travel" we are using Cool

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Post  miller on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 11:59 pm

heres the video...


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Post  highpressure on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 10:11 am

I darent ask having had a close look at Viv Kirks ex showmans at the weekend and seeing there are FIVE! affraid rivets per spoke but what going in all those holes!!!!!!!!!! affraid affraid affraid Glueing and doing up hundreds of fixings no doubt!! Yippee!!!

Kev Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Showman's rear wheel rims !!!!

Post  miller on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 10:22 am

i believe the holes are just for dummy rivets. the large row of holes are for plug welding.

i'll post updates at every stage and hopefully all will become clear

should be able to find some j-pegs on the system tomorrow

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Post  Tim Watson on Fri 09 Apr 2010, 12:25 am

The wheels will look truly excellent with the dummy rivets between the T rings. This area can look quite empty, as it is on the agricultural TE: it would be even more obvious on the SRL with it's bigger wheels. Are they the same width as the TE?

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Post  miller on Fri 09 Apr 2010, 1:34 pm

the rims are 150mm wide and each wheel is made up of two of the strips above giving a diameter of 698mm without tyre !!!

here's the images i promised...

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Post  miller on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 10:39 am

these are now ready to go out for rolling Cool


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Post  highpressure on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 5:55 am

Any news on what might be the next kit and progress on it? It seems to have gone disappointingly quiet just of late. Shocked

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Post  miller on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 9:17 am

casting delays have caused to current problems. as stated elsewhere Steve how has the design to a point where we can produce the horn plates with confidence so we may be doing these next.

we could make and dispatch anything you like if you are happy to take a risk on it being wrong/useless Wink

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Next kit

Post  Steve Traill on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 1:37 pm

The Irish have a saying:

"When the Lord made time, he made plenty of it"

We can see from the Forum that everyone at STW is working at 100% to get the kits out to everyone.

Keep up the good work!

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Post  miller on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 9:43 am

well we always keep ourselves busy with something Rolling Eyes

mark is currently working on lyka kit 2 and 3

Lee U is turning lyka wheel hubs and 2 inch wagon filler caps

I'm working through stock and ordering material for the next foden Kit and lyka kit 6 (lots to do in that kit so need to get on with it)

Ian is wielding 2inch wagon water tanks

Lee M is working on 2 inch boilers until i can get him something to do on lyka kit 6

Steve is now working on the Horn-plate kit for the showman's and although this will be our next priority it may not actually be the next thing out the door, if you know what i mean.

yeah it would be so nice for everything to go to plan and get the kits out on time and in order but it would seem that someone upstairs has different plans Mad maybe one day

but, we are not going anywhere, cash flow is looking good and we are 100% committed to getting you your finished models as soon as we can

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Post  greystones on Mon 10 May 2010, 6:35 am

Hi Craig

Any update on the Showmans/ Road Loco next kit.

The Irish may have a saying about time but at ten years ahead of Steve the Grim Reaper has made a note of some of us in his book Twisted Evil

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 10 May 2010, 11:01 am

the next kit will now probably be the horn-plates. the laser cuts for these have been ordered. Cool

however, if the castings for kit 3 arrive we will look at the situation again and produce the kit that is quickest to get out the door.

all i can do is chase things up tomorrow and give you an update then

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castings delivery

Post  sonick45 on Thu 13 May 2010, 11:39 am

Hiya,

You were due a castings delivery today.

Did it show and if so what was in it...?

cheers

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 13 May 2010, 1:16 pm

yes the castings arrived. we got the burrell name plates, chimney base and foden boiler cradels.

i've posted a photos elsewhere Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Jun 2010, 2:01 pm

the wheel rims are due back any day now cheers i just hope we can get the forklift truck fixed before they arrive otherwise its gonna be fun unloading them Crying or Very sad

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Re: Showman's rear wheel rims !!!!

Post  craig@STW on Tue 08 Jun 2010, 10:49 am

got some of the wheel rim parts today...



these are the inner rims (the smaller ones are for the 4inch wagon) and the main outer rims are due by the end of the week Cool

also had some parts arrive for deans 6inch project...


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Post  craig@STW on Wed 16 Jun 2010, 10:23 am

the wheels rims arrived today...





a quick mock up to compare sizes with the front wheels...


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Post  craig@STW on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 11:36 am

the "team" discuss the rear wheel rims...


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Post  Tim Watson on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 1:02 pm

"I can't put my finger on it, but I think it will need something in the middle".

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 29 Jun 2010, 1:20 pm

maybe thats what they were disscusing Question Question Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 14 Jul 2010, 11:32 am

first load of wheel rims left for vulcanising today....





oiler tube and cap...


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Post  craig@STW on Wed 04 Aug 2010, 1:11 pm

we have had the first pair of "sample" rear wheels arrive.

these were the first two rims welded together and were went straight out for vulcanising so we could give the thumbs up to the process.

their looking good....




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Good!!

Post  Steve Traill on Wed 04 Aug 2010, 4:25 pm

There are not looking good!!! ...........they are looking excellent & what a size, I see the brake band has been machined to be true so nice smooth brakes ...................... great work guys.

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