STW Production Week Commencing 01/09/2008

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STW Production Week Commencing 01/09/2008

Post  Admin on Thu 04 Sep 2008, 1:10 pm

We have now completed eighteen 2" Burrell boilers. Our target to have twenty ready by the end of the month was just missed due to the time it took to test, clean and check them, however we are happy with the amount produced in such a relative short time. We have now despatched 9 of these with the remainder being allocated and despatched as payments are received from customers.

Burrell 2" Kit 16A - This kit is almost complete on the CNC machines. Only the final machining of the crank has to be finished to enable this kit to be despatched. The majority of the week has been spent pressing and welding the crank assemblies together in preperation for the final turning amd milling operation. We expected this kit to be available for despatch early September and all being well this is still the case with a despatch during next week. Any customer paying by cheque should be sending their payment in immediately to ensure a prompt despatch.

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. Letters will be leaving tomorrow to all Foden customers explaining our plans and the costings involved. It is our intention to have the Fodens completed by around Christmas this year.

Foden Cylinders - After the problem reported in the last production update with the cylinder blocks our supplier has now assured us that the next batch has been completed and have undergone xray testing prior to shipping. We expect delivery to us at the end of the month and plan to start manufacture as soon as they arrive.

Foden Crank Axles - Ten of these have now been completed, the remainder have been sent away for grinding. A firm delivery date has not been given to us but we are due an update tomorrow.

Burrell 4" - Castings for kit 10 have been despatched to us including the cylinder blocks and saddles. We have received delivery of all material to enable us to manufacture this kit. The second shaft bearing housings are currently being turned, with the back axles now completed. It is our intention to aim to despatch this kit close to the end of the month. We will update the despatch date as the month progresses.

Burrell 4" Boilers - Boiler plate material has now been sourced and boiler tube ordered. Work will commence on 4" Burrell boilers as soon as material arrives.


Dean & Steve


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