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Re: showmans boiler

Post  craig@STW on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 1:27 pm

the boilers linked in series for testing...



and after testing, being drained of the water...



and the next ones are already well under way, with all the subassemblies and plates done...


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Post  craig@STW on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 1:41 pm

just wanted to say... as some of you are getting close to putting your rolling chassis together its time for a warning.

as you know, just about all the parts you have already are very heavy. and the boilers are really heavy. please be careful when putting all this together at STW we have a large engine hoist to do all the lifting and we have at least two people working to get all the sections together.

the front Axel/smoke box/ front wheel section is able to twist in any number of directions and needs to be handled with care.

if you dont have an engine hoist i would recommend at least three strong helpers when putting it all together.

im not sure what the official STW instructions will say but this is just a personal warning from me. take care Cool

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 4:40 pm

Already got the engine hoist, nearly gave myself a hernia just turning the front end assembly over on the bench - and that's without the axle. Laughing

Are all the boilers for the showmans engine or is there a mixture?

cheers

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 15 Feb 2011, 12:04 am

if you look close they are marked up S and RL in white paint.

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 10:51 am

been working on the boiler accessory kit this week.

got all the horn-plate alignment tools done...





and now working on the fire-doors...




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Post  Waterways on Wed 23 Feb 2011, 12:31 am

Picked up showmans boiler, nice to see everyone at STW i was told the boiler is 140kg. Two of us struggled to get it out of the van by sliding down ramps so be careful if you put it in the boot you will need lifting gear to get it out.

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 12:44 pm

the next batch of boilers is nearly done...


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Post  craig@STW on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:29 pm

and the barrels for the next batch of boilers arrived this week !!!!




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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 3:03 pm

That's just more things to move!!!! Shocked

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 8:09 am

the next 11 boilers have just passed the inspection cheers

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Past muster

Post  lynnr on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 8:20 am

Excellent cheers

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 9:27 am

I should have asked last week but where is everyone in the boiler priority list? Does everyone know when theirs will be available?

Steve, can you let me know where I am in the list (which batch) and when I should expect it to be ready for collection - factory move aside??

Brian

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Watch out!

Post  lynnr on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 10:29 am

The barbarian hordes are circling Laughing

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 10:43 am

Ladies first!!!!!!!!!! Razz Razz Razz

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 1:17 pm

i think we are nearly at a point were all the current "up to date" customers will soon have their boilers. but we cant stop there. remember all those barrels that arrived...

all machined now...


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