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Post  craig@STW on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 5:35 pm

hello everyone. im all "house moved" and back on line now (with a new PC).. i have some photos so will get a new update up this weekend.

basically we are all but finished on the next 6inch foden kit (should go out Monday) and only a few jobs away from finishing the next 4inch and 2inch burrell kits.

photos soon Cool 
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 6:54 am

OK, here are the photos of the next 6inch Foden kit. Cool 

front mudguard...

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and cab floor...

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Dummy pedal...

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horn-plates etc...

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gear change levers front view...

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and rear view (control rods not bent in this photo)...

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we will be supplying 3 rods that will allow you to set the horn-plates up as if they were fitted to a boiler. you can then fit all of this kit up to your chassis, although you will need to remove parts of it later.

more next week santa
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Post  hippy dave on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 9:18 pm

looking really good any ideas when the boilers will be ready will really look something when they are fitted, cheers for the update Very Happy 
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 10:02 pm

all i know is that the plate has been sent for cutting Cool 
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Post  Heavyhaul on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 10:55 am

Hi Craig,
Any news on kit three for the new batch of showmans engines, will it be available this month.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 2:20 pm

Hi Steve,

It doesn't look like the material for the smoke boxes will be delivered in time for us to have sufficient days before xmas to do what needs doing and ship the kit before we break up, so we intend to ship out KIT 4's (one of the rear wheels) instead.

Better to still try and get something out the door than miss it altogether.

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Post  Heavyhaul on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 3:30 pm

Hi Dean,
Many thanks for the update kit 4 will be great. Work progressing well with all the other kits I purchased.
May I take this opportunity to wish you, Steve, Isabel and all the other staff a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Regards
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 15 Dec 2013, 4:00 pm

quick update on last weeks work.

first is another couple of views of the 6inch front mudguards...

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more good news on the 6inch is the arrival of the boiler tubes and plates...

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don't think we will get very far with the boilers this side of Christmas but we have started on the weld prep...

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more work on the 4inch burrell, this time the gear change...

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and we did finish kit one of the new 2inch batch (front wheels) but the control wheel was taken apart before i had chance to photograph it.

more pics next week ind I'll try and get an idea of what should be going out before the end of the year  Cool
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Post  Capricorn1 on Sun 15 Dec 2013, 8:37 pm

Hi,
Any chance of kit 2 for the 4" Road Loco being shipped out before the new year?

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 15 Dec 2013, 10:06 pm

i'll find out  Cool 
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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 9:18 am

Kit 2 of the R/L went last month so it's in stock. We are working on the next kit at the minute and either a Kit 4 or 7 will be shipped before the end of the week.

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Post  clippy on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 9:17 am

Hi
All
There has been no mention of anything for the 4" foden for some time now. Is there going to be something soon?
Have a very merry christmas and a happy new year.
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Post  storey on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 10:07 am

Also any news on the next 4" SCC Kit ?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 5:34 pm

the SCC tender kit left the factory at 3pm today  Cool as the castings for kit 2 have been delayed we have used our usual back-up plan of starting at the back and working forwards.

i believe the next 4inch foden kit is the cylinder accessories. we will be getting to this in the new year.

photos will follow sometime over the weekend  Cool 
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Post  storey on Fri 20 Dec 2013, 7:30 pm

Awesome , thanks Craig.

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 3:54 pm

photos from last week....

big push to get the tender kit out for the SCC. lots to bend and form...

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and trim parts to drill...

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it all comes together nicely...

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also been finishing a few more 2inch boilers...

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and the 6inch foden trunk guide castings have arrived...

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Post  storey on Sun 22 Dec 2013, 4:51 pm

Thanks Craig Smile looking forward to working on the Tender

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Post  Heavyhaul on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 1:17 pm

Hi Craig,

First of all i would like to wish you and all the staff a Happy and Prosperous new year, and was wondering what the next kit for the 4 inch DCC Showmans is likely to be, and as i didn't receive a kit for December whether you'll be sending out two kits in January ?

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 7:12 pm

I'll find out  Cool 
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Post  craig@STW on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 10:37 am

OK, steve, the december kit was kit 7. it would seem you have had this already so you were not sent one. the next kit will be kit 4 (rear wheel) so you will get one of these for January. you wont be getting two kits as you are now up to date with current production and there are no more kits in stock to send to you. dean said give him a ring if you want to disscus  Cool
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Post  gasman on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 3:22 pm

Hi,

I assume it is too early to ask if you have a start date for the new batch of 6" Fodens?

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Post  Heavyhaul on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 5:48 pm

Hi Craig,
Many thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate that you will try to keep to schedule if materials and suppliers allow, but was wondering when we are likely to receive kits 3 and 3a?.

Best regards
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Post  Brian M on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 7:59 pm

Hi All,

Just out of interest, how many Showman engines are being built in the latest batch?

ATB

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Post  Heavyhaul on Thu 16 Jan 2014, 2:24 pm

Hi Craig,

Just wondering if there's any news as regarding my earlier post regarding kits 3& 3a.

Best regards
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Post  craig@STW on Thu 16 Jan 2014, 5:26 pm

i will find out AND post a new production update for the weekend. will try and get it done friday evening if i get chance but my daughter is having a sleepover for her birthday so i may get delayed... actually its probably a good excuse for me to be able to sneak off for some peace !!!! Laughing 

as a quick note we are currently nearly finished on the next foden 4inch kit.
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