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Post  craig@STW on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 10:23 am

just had the folder for the next foden kit. this contains the front mudguards and various brake parts.

some of the bits are in stock and some are brand new parts that we need to make.

also i need to get the redesigned man hole clamp done so it can go in this kit Embarassed

just a quick photo of all the gauges on the control model...


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Post  Vapor on Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:49 am

Hi Craig,

Any update on the progress of this kit.

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:37 am

we have a delay on this kit because steve is making some SWB/artic mods to the mudguards. most of the new bits are laser cuts

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Post  Vapor on Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:54 am

sounds like quite a delay if they have not been ordered yet Sad

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 11:37 am

Steve was working hard on this next kit on Friday. he is also at the stage of making sure the last few kits contain everything needed to finish the models and nothing more.

the modelwork kit contents were a real mess so this is no small task. both Dean and Steve have been away at a lot of shows recently so progress is slow at the moment. we are getting there. please bare with us


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Post  Vapor on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:53 am

Thanks for the update Craig.

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Post  Vapor on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 3:40 am

Hi Craig,

Its been a while any more news, good I mean..

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 7:53 am

still waiting for the laser cut parts Mad

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Post  Vapor on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 8:59 am

Ok Craig,

Just wondered as its been a couple of months now since the last kit, I knew I should have built a showman's Sad

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 9:14 am

well the good news is, Steve has been sorting out the last few kits, cleaning up all the model works mess etc, so we should get these very soon and then we can get them sorted.

so once things start moving again it should go quite smoothly.

we are aware that the foden and lyka people are long overdue a kit and they will get priority as soon as we can make progress.

PS: new man hole clamps are done Cool

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Post  atomenter on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 10:20 am

Hi Craig
Good to hear about the foden kits - all I want is one big parcel to let me get it finished and painted.
Also good to hear about the manhole clamps - mine came "loose" at the weekend at a rally so my temporary fix wasn't good enough!! I presume they will be sent out with the first kit?

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 1:23 pm

yeah, should be Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 28 Sep 2011, 12:40 pm

laser cut parts arrived today cheers

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Post  Vapor on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 2:16 am

Thats very good news Craig we will await further updates with baited breath!! Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 6:03 am

it's being worked on now... top priority Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 02 Oct 2011, 11:13 am

this kit is nearly ready to go.

the mudguard laser cuts are done...



brake clevis' are done...





and the replacement manhole clamps are done...




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Post  Vapor on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 2:25 am

Hi Craig,

I assume the R/H clamp is the old clamp and the L/H clamp is the new one if so what is the big lump on the bottom is this part of the machined part or a bit stuck on the bottom, a photo of it in situ would be good.

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Post  atomenter on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 2:55 am

Hi Ian
My clamp came loose at the last steaming . I had modified it by fitting "spacers" underneath it but still wasn't able to get it tight enough. This modified one looks as though it should do the job.

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Post  Vapor on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 3:26 am

Hi Tom,

Yes I had heard about your little mishap, I was trying to assertain if this was a new clamp or a modification of the old one, I was assuming it was a mod due to the fact that it looked like it was in two parts, had it been a new manufactured part then it would been machined as one.

Well thats my take on it anyway, soo it looks like things are moving on the Foden front again it will be nice to get the last couple of kits and then it puts this one to bed for STW, when I finish mine I will have to consider what we do next have you had any thoughts what your doing next??

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Post  atomenter on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 3:30 am

Hi Ian
At the moment I have no intention of doing another kit, I just wan't to spend time enjoying this one (and perhaps finish off some of the other outstanding projects, like stationary steam engines and boilers that I started a few years ago.).

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 4:03 am

nope, both clamps in the pic are the new one. this is just to show how it was made. the large lump on the bottom of the first one is used to hold it in the vice. if you can imagine a solid lump of bar in the vice, the shape is milled from that lump, then its turned over into a pocket and the lump is milled off and the part is finished... 2ops Cool

the bar we used was a bit on the large side, we wouldn't usually waste that much material, but the bar was ordered before the design was finished.

as for a photo of it in place... well its actually very difficult to fit to the control model at the moment because of the con rods etc. I'll get a pic of it on a new boiler and post later

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Post  Vapor on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 4:08 am

Thanks Craig for your detailed explanation I look forward to seeing one on the flesh so to speak Smile

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 11:05 pm

heres the photo...


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Post  Vapor on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 11:52 pm

Proper job, well done Craig!! Very Happy

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 9:30 am

OK, this kit should go out as planed but fitting it to the control model has shown up a weakness in the brake band on the rear hub.

this was only used as a hand brake before, but now thats it's also being operated by the foot brake it has proven NOT to be up to the job. basically the rolled section on the end has... un-rolled Rolling Eyes

rather than delay this kit anymore, the kit will be sent as is and new laser cut brake bands will be ordered and sent out later as a replacement "stronger" part.


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