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Post  craig@STW on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 7:09 am

Just a quick look at some of the parts in production at the moment.

the good news is that the foden 6inch cylinder block is getting close. we now have it mounted on the 4th axis and this should allow us to drill all the angled holes at the same time, saving a huge amount of time...

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also been working on the 4inch burrell valve motion kit...

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and a load of 6inch foden parts...

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now starting work on the first kit of the new Showmans batch, the front wheels.

hubs and covers on the lathe...

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Post  Heavyhaul on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 4:26 pm

Hi Craig,
Many thanks for the update, looking forward to starting building the next batch of Showman's .

Best regards

Steve

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Post  Hecter on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 8:40 pm

Any news on the 4.5" cylinder block?

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 8:52 pm

4.5 foden cylinder blocks will be on as soon as the 6inch ones are done. and they wont take as long as the jigs and programs are all done from before Cool 
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Post  HStannard on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 9:27 pm

Hi Craig, thanks for posting the update and the pictures, seeing all the other 6" Foden parts in your photo's - does that mean we will be getting 2 kits this month to make up for not getting anything last month? Wink
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 7:08 pm

just a few pics from this week...

the 6inch foden cylinder blocks were finished and sent out...

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and work was started on the 4inch foden blocks...

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also doing some work on the showmans flywheels...

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and kit 1 of the new showmans batch is coming along well...

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Post  lynnr on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 8:13 pm

Oh kit 1 of the. Showmans.  

That takes me back 3 years Very Happy
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Post  steamburrell09 on Mon 21 Oct 2013, 9:24 pm



Thanks for the update Craig, Any update or photos of the Burrell Single Crank Compound kit 1

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 22 Oct 2013, 7:37 am

Jamie,

The first kit for this engine is not due out until November so all materials have been ordered and have either been delivered or are awaiting the supplier to deliver them (including 20,000 rivet bolts!).

The odd part has been made in the last week or is in production currently (rivet nuts & oilers).

The exception to this is the front wheels that customers chose the option of having them vulcanised. These were manufactured earlier in the month and sent away for rubber bonding as the lead time on this can be a few weeks.

If Craig gets chance i'll ask him to add a couple of photo's later of what has already been done and also open up a SCC group page dedicated to that engine.

Regards

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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 2:30 pm

Hey, I saw showman's/road loco flywheels in this update and I have a text from Interlink express today saying something will be delivered tomorrow - probably a box full of cast iron jigsaw puzzle then!!!!  Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Madpale pale No No 
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Post  Kevster on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 6:41 pm

Hope yours arrives ok Brian

Mine is coming tommorow too, fingers crossed Rolling Eyes  

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Post  MrStationHouse on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 9:08 pm

Mines on the way as well!

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