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Spots!!

Post  Tony King on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 5:49 am

Thanks lynn, you're too kind!!............. It really is'nt that brill!! But it was quite quick to do!!
Gotta decide on what else to paint on the wheels............. if anything!!
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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:34 am

Tony

That is a very neat job, simple and effective and I guess it is a lot quicker than completly doing it by hand.

I suggest that only thing to paint on your wheels now is the tyre pressures lol!

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Post  Robfishman on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 12:30 pm

I tries free hand and won't be trying again, such a simple and effective little tool.

Well done Tony.

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Spots before your eyes...

Post  highpressure on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:02 am

Hey Tony

That is SPOT on lol! lol!

We do get up to some weird stuff to do this dont we..

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Post  Richard on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:05 am

looking good

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Diff kit!

Post  Tony King on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 2:14 am

Hi All,
I know afew of you seem to have had "tollerence issues" with this kit. I have been fortunate, in that, it only took me a few hours to completly assemble & do the "Showman's polishing bit"!!

Here's afew pics:-

All assembled & smooth as you like:-



An example of "clean up & polish":-



The bits that stand out on a Showmans, I'm well pleased!!!! :-



Perfect alignment of "everything":-



Thanks STW for another very nice addition, I know what a pain this kit has been!! However, it's all really starting to look fabulous!!

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Post  lynnr on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 2:21 am

Looking nice Tony.

Bingo You have the lucky kit!!! Not long before we get the replace spacers and can all be sorted. Gives the diff paint time to set.

Are you going to weld the rings shut on the drive pins. The polish them up again?


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Rings!

Post  Tony King on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 2:40 am

Hiya Lynn,
Nahh, I don't have welding equipment & it'd be dificult to weld in position without spoiling the finish on the pin "finial", which would then be difficult to repolish with the ring in place, so I'll just make do with a slight gap in the wire!! I think it looks OK!!
I'll not be painting diff untill we get the rest of the rear axle components............... Hopefully in the not too distant future!! (STW!!) Laughing
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Post  Richard on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 3:05 am

it must be nice to be that end off the build i hope i can get my kit looking as good still on first wheel what site do you load you pics to to tranfer to this site
thans
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Post  lynnr on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 4:12 am

I use photobucket.com. Free and very easy to use.

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Tone's Showman!

Post  Tony King on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 4:29 am

Hi All,
I'm "skyving" from what I should be doing, as I feel the need to bung up some more pictures of progress on the last kit!!

Having assembled everything & done a few of my own modifications on the winch drum, parts start getting the paint! All done with brushes!



I have changed STW method of fixing these bits, but have used the bits they supplied!?



Winch drum in primer:-



Then undercoat:-



Then top coat & start to reassemble:-



Against recommendation, I've decided to fit a tow rope, 50 metres 5mm stainless steel wire rope, suppied from just round the corner from Lynn!!




Winch drum in place, with rope now attached to drum, ready to be wound on, I laid the rope out all round the house & workshop & simply wound it in!!:-




There!! Steve was right, 50M........ perfect fit!!:-




Sorry, this pic is very dark, but shows the pin I fitted in the drum rim to retain the rope secuerly in place when not in use....... which will probably be "never"!!




View from rear:-




With the wheel back on!:-




Water lifter & pipe work, polished of course!:-




And finally the exhaust "blast" pipe work::-



As usual, I'm delighted with the components supplied, they look fantastic assembled & in paint & in my opinion are the greatest advert STW could possibly want in their campain to attract more customers!!

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Post  Tony King on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 4:35 am

Sorry, the picture of the wheel back on!!:_



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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 5:44 am

Tony

Looking fabulous, I can't wait to see it out and about later this year. Will you be heading south with it???


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Post  lynnr on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 5:50 am

Very nice. Very Nice.

Wire rope from round my way. Please tell?

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Post  Tony King on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 6:28 am

Hi Brian,
I'm hoping to get to Pickering, but, alas, not with the engine!!

Hi Lynn,
The rope came from Gaelforce Marine, Inverness. I phoned in my order last week, they made it up & it arrived in the post Saterday!!

Thank you both for kind comments!!

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 7:08 am

Tony

You know were to find me if you make it to Pickering, the oldest white knuckle ride on the showground - ask Steve!!!! affraid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVvR3kkwivE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qABrx6DAPNY

Why did you have to purchase your own rope, is there none included with the kit? How much did yours cost and what is the spec so I can look for a suitable source locally?

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Post  Tony King on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 12:00 pm

Brian, that ride looks AMAZING, my daughter will be driving me mad to have a go!!
It'll be a pleasure to meet you there!!
Back down to earth, STW don't supply tow rope, infact Steve recommends not fitting one as it's probably more trouble than its worth, given that it'll most likely never be used!! However if you wish to fit one, (as I have done, cos I like the look of it on the drum!!) he recommends 50 metres of 4 or 5mm stainless steel rope which can be bought from local yatch chandlers etc. It's NOT CHEAP!! ........ expect to pay around 100.00............Unless you can find another sorce of cheap rope or don't go down the "stainless route" !!
Hope this helps & thanks for steam yatch clips,
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Post  Robfishman on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 12:57 pm

Thanks Tony for the supplier info. I suspect one fitted it will be used, one thing for sure if it's not there you'll wish it was.

I suspect mine might be used for loading the log trailer.

....and Brian I went on the Steam Yatch at Holycombe was great fun, not like today's rides at all. Long may it continue.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 4:26 pm

Tony

You also have to have a go!!! Just decide if you sit in the middle or more towards the ends, the difference is quite something. The age of your daughter will dictate the seating position I expect.

I will definately be putting a cable on Blackbeard, somewhere to put the anchor:P

That is expensive cable but then again, 50mtr goes a long way if you know what I mean.

Rob

The centre engine of the ride at Holycome is actually a converted traction engine or roller if I recall correctly and the ride was built around it, I think it is a lot lower than our ride although I have not visited it. I am sure it can still swing the boats vertical thought. The video I posted includes Nigel Underwood who looks after Ex-Mayor, it was his birthday. If you want a real swing you need to get on the engine crew rides and Ex-Mayor often generates for us on the Yachts.

Cheers

Brian

PS: Not long now, the rally season is almost upon us and the clocks go forward next week cheers

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Post  lynnr on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 11:28 am

Hi Tony

I adjusted your winch drum picture to get a better look.



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Picture perfect!!

Post  Tony King on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 11:51 am

Blimey Lynn, is there no end to your talents...............I can't even get good pictures that are in focus, especially close ups!! (I blame the camera!)
Still, not to worry, I'll just bung any "ol pics" up on the forum & you can "doctor them" so people can see what's going on!!
Thanks, bye the way!!
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Post  northburrell on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 12:39 pm

Looking very good Tony, it'll soon be on the rally field and i hope to see you too. I've joined the 4" club now Very Happy got myself a nice Foster it's delivered next week. I cant wait...! A bit of painting and polishing to do to it and it'll be sorted.. Nice big boiler and nice heavy front end so it wont lift.



anyway i've got etching to do!! bye for now.

J




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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 3:06 pm

northburrell wrote:I've joined the 4" club now Very Happy got myself a nice Foster it's delivered next week. I cant wait...! Nice big boiler and nice heavy front end so it wont lift.
J


Don't you beleive it, wheelies will be easier than on a GSXR 750!!!!!

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Post  Tony King on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 6:45 am

Hi All, Happy easter!!
I've managed to get a bit done on this latest kit, but first here's a pic of steam blast valve from last kit:-



I managed to spend quite a few hours draw filing levers & rods etc:-





I decided to take safety valve to bits & give it a good clean up too, I know I've mucked up the calibration, but I'm hoping to visit STW next Tuesday & I'm hoping they'll recallibrate it for me!!



The bits after polishing & blacking:-



I'm now unable to put more pics on the forum, so I'll try & sort out & try again later!!!
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Post  Tony King on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:13 am

Hi again,
To continue.................The safety valve assembly back on the cylinder block:-




I love working on these little sub assemblies, it's very satisfying when you end up nice smooth operating piece of machine:-




Here we have the basic "reverser" lever & linkage set up, ready to start cutting notches in the quadrant plates:-




Now this is a time consuming bit, as it has to be right first time & accuracy is important so as not to have "sloppy slots":-




I got it right, I think! However, the forward slot is "well forward" & I've had to cut the slot into the spacer between the quadrants as well!:-



The other end of the "reach rod", (which is now polished to bring it up to Showman's standard!!) is bloody close to the ceading, so I'll have to modify the way I keep the pin in place, else I'll be loosing paint.............& that ain't going to happen!!!! Rolling Eyes :-



OK, that's my pics up to date, I'm back into the workshop now to go play with me whistle Very Happy

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