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Post  craig@STW on Wed 20 Oct 2010, 11:57 am

showmans kit 8 is the tender accessories. we are still waiting for the main castings but we have started work on the other parts (pics another time).

we did receive the prototype castings for the belly tank parts today. the water filler is a bit thin on the front edge so this will need to be thicker, but the other two look OK...






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Water Filler

Post  Big Shaun on Thu 21 Oct 2010, 8:07 am

The water filler lid is better, Not haveing to glue in rivets as on my Burrell Batch 1 Very Happy

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Mon 25 Oct 2010, 12:25 pm

just a few pics of the parts we have done for this. still waiting for the castings so can't make any real progress Neutral









these blocks of wood will soon become the brake blocks...


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Post  craig@STW on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 12:11 pm

the wooden brake blocks after op1...



and op2


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Wooden question

Post  lynnr on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 12:23 am

Hi STW

What is the wood used for the brakes?

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 5:50 am

POPLAR !!!

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 12:20 am

finally got the castings in for the missing parts from the tender kit Cool






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Next kits

Post  lynnr on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 2:32 am

Hi Craig

So that I can plan things. What would be my next 4 kits?
I may be in the position at the end of the month to be able to catch up a bit and buy 2 and most possible 3 kits.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  Vapor on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 3:04 am

Lynn,

Try offering Craig a bribe you'll get as many kits as you need, I believe he is partial to an Indian!!

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 6:50 am

lynnr wrote:Hi Craig

So that I can plan things. What would be my next 4 kits?
I may be in the position at the end of the month to be able to catch up a bit and buy 2 and most possible 3 kits.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

the kits available to you are: kit 6, boiler deposit (unfortunately you don't actually get anything physical with this just yet). kit 7, Tender body. kit 9, Horn-plates and kit 17, belly tank.

don't know where Vapor heard about the Indian, I'm a fish and chips man all the way Laughing

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  highpressure on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 10:27 am

Hey Craig

Most of those castings look like whats outstanding on the Bellytank kit but hey I'm not fussy either way. I like all the sparkly bits that make it look authentic. Did the castings also include the axletubes etc??

So Hows it looking for a delivery at the end of this month?? Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Thu 18 Nov 2010, 11:05 am

yeah, those are the "rather late" castings from the belly tank kit. we have Axel tube castings at the factory but they are not in the next kit.

we have done everything we can on the next kit but without the castings arriving its all but useless. they should have been here by now Mad

i'll have to see what dean and Steve plan to do Cool

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Post  highpressure on Fri 19 Nov 2010, 8:40 am

So what castings are outstanding for the kit 8???

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 19 Nov 2010, 12:39 pm

We're actually waiting for six different castings:

2 off brake arms
2 off brake shoes
1 off brake lever
1 off brake bracket
2 off small step
2 off large step

We're hopeful that we should receive them towards the end of next week.

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  lynnr on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 4:27 am

lynnr wrote:Hi Craig

So that I can plan things. What would be my next 4 kits?
I may be in the position at the end of the month to be able to catch up a bit and buy 2 and most possible 3 kits.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Hi Craig.

Just requested kit 6, 7 and 17 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Kit 8

Post  Rickster on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 11:27 am

Hi STW,

Any news on Kit 8 and castings from 17 and how is the boiler progressing? I think Craig was hoping to have a boiler tacked togehter around about now.

I'm sure you're really busy but info and pictures on progress seems a bit light over the last week or so. As usual I'm sure were all eagerly waiting updates.......

cheers

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 2:00 pm

we were told that the casting delivery would be with us today... but no luck, dont know if thats cos of the snow???

the boilers are going well. we have had to send one part out to be bent as our machine was just not up to the job and lee has been busy "perfecting" the process and making up the jigs required. all the plates need to be weld prepped and its a lot of work but progress has been made...



full updates tomorrow, i promise (unless i fall of my bike again Rolling Eyes )

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 12:28 pm

kit 8 castings arrived this morning cheers

we are already working on them now and Ian is getting the control model together as much as he can.





hopefully we can turn this around in about a weeks time Cool

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 1:34 pm

we are nearly done on this one, we have had lots to do on the castings this last week.

here you can see the four steps...





the brake shaft and mounting bracket...



the brake arms on their final opp...



and mounted on the model...





we will also be sending the missing castings from the belly tank kit. these ones have been fitted "manually" as the control model has gone off to a show for the weekend...



also had a delivery of 5 cylinder block castings today. we need to fully machine these to prove out the casting before we order any more...




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Deliveries

Post  lynnr on Fri 10 Dec 2010, 12:18 am

Yes it is that time of year for all the usual excuses.
Sorry delivery will be delayed. Its Christmas
Sorry delivery will be delayed. The snow
Sorry delivery will be delayed. It's the cold
And since we are now in defrost mode up in Scotland. (+1c) delivery will be delayed due to the flooding and the roads breaking up.

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Re: showmans kit 8

Post  craig@STW on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 2:06 pm

all the work is now done on this kit and we have the boxes in. we are just waiting for some "brass" fasteners to arrive and then the kit will go.
should be this week.

here's the pipe mounting brackets...



and the name plates, now to be held on by screws because the "sticky pad" idea didn't go down too well Rolling Eyes Laughing




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Post  lynnr on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 5:04 am

craig@STW wrote:finally got the castings in for the missing parts from the tender kit Cool






Complements to STW and the casters on excellent quality of the casting with very little / few defects.

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