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Post  craig@STW on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 12:53 pm

the next showmans kit (after you get your boiler and accessories) will be the ash-pan and boiler cladding.

most of this will be made from laser cuts, and they are now on order. we still have a few bits to machine, starting with the grate bars.

by the time we had finished cutting the bar, this box was full !!!



and machined in batches of 14 (as its 14 bars per kit)...



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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  craig@STW on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:22 pm

a few more bits done for this kit...

ash pan bracket...



man hole clamp...



boiler bands (these go under the cladding). they start off straight and are bent gradually...






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Post  eng14110 on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 4:55 am

Hi Craig,
With the next kit being the ashpan and Cleading, will this be as per Steve's Revised Schedule
towards the end of April or before ?

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 11:36 am

its really hard to tell at the moment Colin. we are doing everything we can on this at the moment although the laser cut parts have not arrived yet (due early next week).

but we do have the factory move hanging over us and to do this we have to stop production for a while. if we get the kit done before the move happens it could be early April but if the move happens before it will be later.

all i can do is keep you updated as and when i hear things. the move has had an effect on production lately but with it not actually being official until things are signed its been hard to give out too much information.

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Post  Rickster on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 1:22 am

Hi Guys,
As per Craigs' mail, ,ow you've completed on the New Factory, can we get an update of when the next few kits are likely to be sent out please ?

It's looking unlikely I can make the 11/12th June Sad - it's my daughters birthday and I've already been given notice by the Oracle I need to be around to help!

cheers

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 2:17 am

not actually completed yet !!! laser cuts parts for the next kit will be in Monday or Tuesday. we will be concentrating 100% on getting this done before the move. i believe the kit after that will be a cylinder block deposit, i may be wrong

Craig Cool

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Post  greystones on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 8:13 am

Hi Craig
Looking at the breakdown of kits it seems that there isn't a cylinder block deposit.

The only deposit was on the boiler.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 9:54 am

Mike,
Kit 11 is down as the cylinder casting, kit 12 is the machining and delivery of the block and kit 13 is the cylinder accessories. The next kit is likely to be the ash pan followed by payment for the cylinder casting at the end of April and then delivery of the first batch of blocks in May. As far as I'm aware this has always been the case since we released it and it's what's on the flyer. Let me know if your paperwork says differently.

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Post  greystones on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 10:40 am

Hi Dean

Yep thats exactly what it says on my paperwork. Guess I must have misinterpreted what it meant.
Not to worry you have given me an idea for the next road run. Fish & Chips ....... frying exra. Joking apart I wont be doing a
B***** on you.
Funny thing is in old age you tend to get impatent and frustrated very quick. So get your finger out and get some parts machined lol!

Mike

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 10:44 am

you can have your cylinder block next week if you like... wont be any good though Razz Razz lol!

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Re: Showmans kit 16

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

right, a long overdue update on this kit...

to make sure the laser cut parts for the cladding were correct we ordered two "pre-production" sets that were fitted to the control model straight away...



after some very minor adjustments the batch was ordered and arrived today...



and we have been busy over the last couple of weeks getting the ash-pans done...



complete with the grates...



these are all done now...



and the damper hinges...



and rods...



boiler bands...



and finished manhole clamps...



we have a few things left to do and all the cladding to roll.

hopefully we should have this done late next week Cool

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Post  Rickster on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 1:30 pm

Hi Craig,
Is that a crankshaft for the DCC I spy in the bunker on the control model ?? (slurp, dribble, dribble!)

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 1:38 pm

well spotted Shocked

yes, i believe that is the "sample" casting

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Post  Rickster on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 1:41 pm

Any chance of a close up photo??

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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  craig@STW on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 2:04 pm

i'll sort one out Cool

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Post  Rickster on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 2:07 pm

Do you know if we will get kit 16 before Easter break Craig ?

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 2:18 pm

im really not sure. with the laser cut parts turning up today we have not got much time left, but we will do everything we can. but then it has to be packed and the dispatch has to be arranged.

i'll have a quick chat with dean and Steve in the morning to try and work out when it will go and i'll let you know.

if not it will be very soon after Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:57 am

we are pushing to get this out this week Cool

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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  Rickster on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 11:07 pm

Hi Craig,
Do you know when we will get the front belly tank bracket to attached to the boiler ? I assume once the cleading is on it won't be easy to put this bracket on ?

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 12:33 am

we still haven't had the bracket back from the laser cutters. we had to prioritise on the cladding so we could get it here on time.

to be honest, i wouldn't fit the cladding till you had the cylinder block anyway Neutral

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 8:18 am

OK, this kit has just gone complete with belly tank bracket Cool

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Post  Tony King on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 9:29 am

YeeeHaaaaar! Well done, and many thanks, must have been alot of additional effort ontop of every thing else!!
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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  craig@STW on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 9:36 am

well lets just say, they are not the most beautifully taped boxes

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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  Rickster on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 8:12 am

Well done guys and gal,

Thanks for the Easter present !

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Re: Showmans kit 16

Post  Rickster on Wed 27 Apr 2011, 1:42 pm

Hi Craig,
Did you get a photo of the crank in then end ?


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