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Post  craig@STW on Wed 20 Oct 2010, 11:54 am

with the crankshafts now here we are starting work on the next two foden kits...

the big end bearings are nearly done and the rest of the material is on order


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Post  Vapor on Thu 21 Oct 2010, 8:37 am

Keep up the good work Craig. Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 12:15 pm

big end bearings are finished...



and the conrods are on the lathe...



oilers and oiler caps are done...





so hopefully we will have this out soon Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 07 Nov 2010, 11:55 am

turning finished on the con rods...



and then onto the mill to be "blocked out"





eccentric rods milled from solid steel...



with 4 of these per kit there's lots to do. op1...



and op2...


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Post  Vapor on Tue 09 Nov 2010, 6:47 am

Next kit looks interesting, make a change from "Boat Building" Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 1:37 pm

con rods up on their ends for drilling...



and eccentric rods on the next op...




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Post  craig@STW on Wed 24 Nov 2010, 2:43 pm

slowly getting this together now. loads more work done...

laser cut parts arrived...







reverse lever...



and latch...



flywheel caps...



eccentrics...


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Post  craig@STW on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 12:35 pm

the crankshafts are ready for dispatch, just waiting for more cardboard tubes to arrive and then they will go...



flywheels are done for the next kit.



and only a few bits left to do. a couple of weeks for the next kit is my best guess

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Post  Vapor on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:52 am

Craig,

The bits look good just out of curiosity what is the diameter of the flywheel, I wonder if the packing cardboard arrived yet??

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:16 am

flywheel is just under 240mm.

sorry, packing tubes not arrived yet Mad don't know if its cos of the weather ??? should be early next week Neutral

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Post  Vapor on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:37 am

Oh well never mind hopefully they will arrive next week, still you could always wait a week or so and then you could get 2 kits out in one box Very Happy Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 9:47 am

well sort of, but we can't really pack kits "out of sequence" as it buggers up the ones that go into stock.

we will get them out as soon as we can, its in our interests as well you know Wink

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Post  atomenter on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 10:59 am

Hi there
Seems to have gone all quiet on the Foden front - any chance of a couple of kits before Christmas??

All the best

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 2:02 pm

we are nearly done on the next motion kit, maybe just a couple of days to go.

this will be done before xmas.

eccentrics now done...



and expansion links are on the CNC...






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Post  Vapor on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 12:36 am

More goodies for Christmas, whoopee santa drunken

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Post  Vapor on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 3:09 am

Only 4 days to go Craig santa santa santa

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Post  atomenter on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 3:46 am

Hi Guys
Kit 15 Crankcshaft and Conrods arrived this morning - thank goodness it wasn't sent Royal Mail Parcelforce as it would still be in a depot waiting for the snow to clear (along with all the posties)!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at STW and all fellow builders

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Post  Vapor on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 3:50 am

Tom

Watch your fingers on the keyways and splines, I have a nice couple of cuts where I was less careful than I should have been Sad

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 10:06 am

yes, the next foden kit was all packed up today and should be with you before Xmas. photos later Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 2:08 pm

couple of photos of the next motion kit...





should be with you soon Cool

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Post  Vapor on Wed 22 Dec 2010, 1:26 am

Looking good Craig, by the way do all the flywheels come painted in red?? Very Happy Very Happy santa

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Post  lynnr on Wed 22 Dec 2010, 2:23 am

Vapor wrote:Looking good Craig, by the way do all the flywheels come painted in red?? Very Happy Very Happy santa

Does look a bit strange as it appears to be the only part painted.

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 22 Dec 2010, 9:58 am

the painted flywheel is actually part of the old model works stock and was a customer return. on the original design, part of the outer rim was fouling on something or other and there was a recall and modification done.

not all the ones sent back were modified so we simply made the alterations to them as a when we made the new batch to the correct spec. i guess no one could be bothered to sand blast the paint off so this one ended up on the control model. Rolling Eyes

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 4:21 am

just a bit of new for anyone who is still waiting for piston rings.

our original supplier is one of these small one man band places. you usually get very good components from places like this but the down side is that things take time.

due to the fact that the foden builders really need these parts to progress any further we have managed to find a new supplier for these and we should have them soon. i'll post more info when i get it.


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Post  Vapor on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 2:00 am

Hi Craig,

Any further developments on the piston ring front some idea of any delivery date would be very helpful, Smile

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