STW Production Week Commencing 18/08/2008

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STW Production Week Commencing 18/08/2008

Post  Admin on Mon 18 Aug 2008, 1:24 pm

We have now completed fourteen 2" Burrell boilers, with a further two needing final machining. Our target to have twenty ready by the end of the month is looking achievable. We are hopeful that we will be in the position to start despatching the completed boilers next week. Any customers that we have received payment from will initially receive one of the first batch.

Burrell 2" Kit 16A - This kit is well under way on the CNC machines. The majority of the turning has now been completed, with the final machining of the crank the last major item to be finished. There are still numerous items to be completed on the milling machines. The machining of the crank main bearings are fiddly and complex and are expected to run on the machines for another week. In parrallel to these we are machining the crank webs and the eccentrics. Once these have been finished the crank can be fabricated together and the final turning operation completed. We expect this kit to be available for despatch early September.

Foden Cylinders - These have been set up and started on a milling machine, however, once again the batch of cylinders are not to the quality expected and as machining progressed a casting defect became apparent. These have beem sent back to our supplier and replacements are expected within 4 weeks. The supplier has assured us that the next batch will undergo xray testing prior to shipping.

Foden Crank Axles - Ten of these have now been completed.

Foden Kit 19 & 20 - Some parts of these kits have been produced. Our intention is to make available whatever we have completed by the end of the month.

Burrell 4" - Castings for kit 10 are on order as are the cylinder blocks and saddles. Boiler plate material is being sourced. Work will commence as soon as material starts coming in.

Regards

Dean & Steve

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