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Post  Watts&Son on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 12:01 pm

My son and I took our Burrell to Netley Marsh steam rally. We had a problem with the engine, the valve rod broke, it parted where the rod is threaded into the valve guide, half way up the thread. I phoned STW on Tuesday to see if I could get a replacement. I recieved the new rod on Thursday! We have a lathe and can usually get by with repair but making a new valve rod with a left hand thread is beyond us. Occasionally. I have had negative comments about kit build models, mostly from people who build their own engines, which is fine if you have years to make it and the workshop facilities. Our engine would have been off the road for weeks instead of days. So thank you STW for your brilliant service.

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Post  Tony King on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 12:55 pm

I have to totally agree, whenever I have had a problem with a part of the engine, one phone call & the replacement part is here two days later!! (Only because it takes at least two days to get anything here in the middle of the Highlands!!)
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Post  Watts&Son on Fri 29 Jul 2011, 1:38 pm

Hi Tony, We are building the road loco. Trying to find the time to progress, we have 2 kits untouched but we are hoping to catch up soon. I'm afraid work is getting in the way. We are trying to paint parts as we put them together. How are you progressing?

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