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Post  Ian on Fri 30 May 2014, 8:20 am

Boiler inspector arrives Monday to inspect 19 boilers,
A bit of a mixed bag, some BU4 Agricultural, some Foden 4 and some Foden 6
also looking at Foden 4 Kit 17 crankshafts
Foden 6 Kit 13 water tanks
and probably BU2 agricultural kits 4 and 5 ready next week

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Post  iain on Fri 30 May 2014, 9:20 am

Is the next foden kit (first production run) likely to be the boiler? Take it that it's a collection rather than delivery?  Very Happy 

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Post  Ian on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 2:33 pm

Today is boiler day 12 BU4 agri, 3 Foden 6 and 3 Foden 4 all ready for collection/dispatch
tomorrow Foden 6 2nd batch water tanks all ready for collection/dispatch

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Post  Capricorn1 on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 5:17 pm

It's all getting a bit too cryptic for me... no kit this month for 4" DCC as we paid a boiler deposit yesterday, but also got a text from Interlink informing us we're getting a delivery.... hopefully it'll be some "ACME instant lining out spray" and I could try it on all four wheels....

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Post  hartshaulage on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 6:41 pm

So what Kit is the 4 Foden's getting, we already have Kit 3 the rear springs and axle box's??? Should it not be Kit 4 Rear axle and diff, Or have i read your message wrong?

Also any news on the missing Boiler Cradle from Kit 2
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 6:10 pm

just a few photos from this month.

the large collection of boilers...

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and our 6inch Foden control model with many of the recent kits now fitted...

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and the machine shop has recently finished a batch of 4inch Burrell cylinder blocks and we had another visit from the cryo guy to shrink fit the liners.
i know a lot of people have seen one of these videos before but as the process is exactly the same there is no real point re-doing it. but there is another short clip of the liners going in the dip...




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Post  tractor mike on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:10 pm

hi everyone
does anyone no if the kits for mr willicombe was sent out today many thanx
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Post  Ian on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 9:28 am

tractor mike wrote:hi everyone
does anyone no if the kits for mr willicombe was sent out today many thanx
It was

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Post  hartshaulage on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 6:50 pm

What kits are currently being worked on Ian/Craig
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Post  craig@STW on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 11:29 am

ok, heres some photos of the stuff we are working on at the moment.

first off, 6inch foden boiler production is still going on with another batch due for pressure testing next week.

on the machines...

4inch safety valve base...

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chimney base rings...

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also working on 2inch smoke box kit. smoke box rings...

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and chimney base castings just arrived...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 11:46 am

and some finished stuff. basically a batch of castings...

4 inch foden boiler cradles...

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and trunk guides...

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6 inch foden bearing housings...

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showmans/road loco perch and fork...

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motion bracket...

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gear change bracket...

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and brake shoe bracket...

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and I believe these are SCC front axels...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 11:48 am

will have to leave it to Ian to tell you how these relate to the current kit despatches.  Cool 
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Post  hartshaulage on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 6:22 pm

Looks busy as allway's, glad to see the Foden boiler cradles are in can make a start on the front axle now, No rush with dispatching loads to do so little time to do it

Keep up the good work guys & gals Very Happy
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Post  Capricorn1 on Tue 24 Jun 2014, 9:48 am

Any idea which kit is going out this month for the 4" DCC Road loco... smokebox or tender body.... ??

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Post  hartshaulage on Tue 24 Jun 2014, 6:23 pm

Will there be a rear axle with the Front boiler cradle for the foden swb
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Post  Ian on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 8:26 am

Capricorn1 wrote:Any idea which kit is going out this month for the 4" DCC Road loco... smokebox or tender body.... ??
smokebox kit

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Post  Ian on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 8:34 am

hartshaulage wrote:Will there be a rear axle with the Front boiler cradle for the foden swb

I would say front wheel kit with the boiler cradle would be it.

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Post  hartshaulage on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:43 pm

Thanks for that Ian, yes it is that kit i was fortunate to be able to pop into STW the other day and Dean informed me that would be the kit i shall be receiving, hopefully some time next week
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Post  craig@STW on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 9:42 pm

a few photos of this weeks work...

working on the 2inch smoke-box kit. the chimney bases are almost done...

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smoke-box rings...

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1st op on the doors...

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4 inch safety valves are now getting their chimneys...

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these will be showmans/road loco smoke-box rings...

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generator mounts...

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6inch foden front hub-caps

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and the latest boilers ready for the inspector...

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Post  mikero on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 10:11 pm

I hope the water on the floor was not from leaks.  Very Happy 

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Post  Ian on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 4:15 pm

mikero wrote:I hope the water on the floor was not from leaks.  Very Happy 

Mike

Sorry we don't do leaks, to much hassle (they all passed)

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 5:06 pm

Those boilers look short compared to others I have seen in the factory, could just be the angle the photo was taken at. what are they for Ian?
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Post  highpressure on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 5:47 pm

Looking at the bracket on the back top of the smokebox and short length I would say 6" foden.
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Post  Ian on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 4:23 pm

highpressure wrote:Looking at the bracket on the back top of the smokebox and short length I would say 6" foden.
and I would confirm that

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