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Post  craig@STW on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 1:23 pm

been working on a prototype part for the showman's today. we were unsure how to manufacture the brass stars that decorate the engine. one idea was to have them done as castings but we thought these would be too rough, however, someone thought they would be impossible to machine on the CNC. Rolling Eyes

well here you go, made out of eight separate segments. the thin pointed end is little more than 2mm thick...





doesn't look too bad for a rough first try. but now i have to make a few 100 more pale

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Post  highpressure on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 1:45 pm

Will these be on the Road Loco too.. If so how many? i.e. two for the motion covers or four motion covers and belly tank. I saw a number of showmans at the weekend and the majority had them on the belly tank too, but I was considering painting my initials in fancy font on there. They also had a flat star on the front of the cylinder cover.... Any plans to do those also? Very Happy Very Happy Otherwise looking good... Hurry up and get them out. Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 1:51 pm

yeah, they are on the belly tank, which is one of the next kits we will be making (the folder was issued today) Cool

the two models do have different quantities, i think one has four and the other has two, but don't ask me which is which Embarassed

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Post  highpressure on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 2:06 pm

I suspect it would be possible to ask for "extras" if the RL only had two would it?

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Post  Rickster on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 2:12 pm

Craig,
They look bloody marvellous - well done!
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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 2:34 pm

Craig,

Shame they aren't to drawing! lol

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 12:39 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Craig,

Shame they aren't to drawing! lol

Dean

as in one part was 1.6mm thick instead of 1mm !!!!! but then i did go and make two at 1mm thick that were to drawing to prove it could be done Razz Razz

didn't you promise something if i managed to make them Question Question Question two things actually Cool cheers cheers

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 4:49 am

Hi All

In answer to Kevins question about the number of 'stars' on the RL. We are only planning to supply two stars for the motion covers. The President only has one flat one on the LH motion cover and none on the belly tank. Similarly we are planning two stars on the cylinder covers on the Showmans and none on the RL. However, I'm sure we can supply additional ones if wanted, but they will probably be chargeable.

Craigs done a great job on producing the prototype. Dean threatened to expose his bottom in public affraid if Craig was actually able to produce them to the drawing, so I'm quite sure I speak for everyone about being pleased they are currently a bit thicker than drawn.

If Craig does manage to thin them down a bit then suitable warnings will be given.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 4:54 am

I didn't realise that Craig had managed the thin ones.

Now we're all in for a fright.

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 8:43 am

yeah, i did manage two as per drawing, just to prove a point Cool but you run the risk of them "curling up" a bit Neutral

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 9:18 am

I hope you're refering to the brass bits rather than anything to do with Deans threat.

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 9:20 am

it wasn't a threat... it was a promise Laughing Laughing

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 9:39 am

I think you'll find that it was a promised threat.

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Post  hughb on Sat 12 Jun 2010, 12:46 pm

Hi Guys

Well done and I see you are all looking at it in a positive way Shocked

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sun 13 Jun 2010, 3:46 am

Craig,

I think you will find that you didn't manage two to drawing, so i win lol.

The original drawing shows 1mm thick and 33 degree angle and the one's you've made aren't either.

Keep trying! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  greystones on Sun 13 Jun 2010, 5:05 am

Maybe not 100% to your spec Dean but my God I would be happy to see them on my finished Showmans engine.

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 13 Jun 2010, 5:48 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Craig,

I think you will find that you didn't manage two to drawing, so i win lol.

The original drawing shows 1mm thick and 33 degree angle and the one's you've made aren't either.

Keep trying! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Dean

actually, Steve re-drew then to a 45 degree angle to suit to tool we had. the 1mm is just the non-angled section only at the thin end NOT the overall thickness Razz Razz Razz Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing

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