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Post  craig@STW on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 5:46 pm

photos from this weeks work...

showmans boiler barrels multiplying slowly...

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SCC belly tank kit nearly ready...

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6inch foden regulator levers finished...

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and fitted to the control model...

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6inch rear wheel retainers...

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and main sprockets...

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4inch foden gear selector lever...

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adjuster block....

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and these are the SCC "test cylinders", and yes, that does mean they are likely to end up being chopped into pieces !!
the reason for these is to prove the casting and it does not mean we will be starting production on them just yet.
Steve has asked me to point out that we should have received these about three months ago, so as you can see, we are always relying on our suppliers getting things to us on time.

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Post  phil gomez on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 6:34 pm

Thank you again for posting the pictures Craig.
Always nice to see what STW are up too.
Quick question, working on a Saturday night? Shocked

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Post  Kiwiconnection on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 6:52 pm

I hope you have more success with these cylinder castings than you seem to have had with the DDC castings Sad .
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Post  craig@STW on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 8:31 pm

it's actually a lot easier to post the pics at home and i actually "went out" friday evening so this was the earliest chance i got Laughing
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Post  phil gomez on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 6:38 am

There was me thinking you guys was burning the midnight oil by working all hours.Very Happy Helping Santa getting the presents ready for Christmas. santa.

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Post  ChriX on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 9:39 am

Great to see the initial cylinder castings for the SCC! Would be great to see them after you have cut them up as well. Thanks for posting as always Craig.
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Post  hartshaulage on Wed 10 Dec 2014, 6:40 pm

Great to see all the progress, out of curiosity will the 4.5 Foden's be receiving a Kit ,Will it be before before Christmas or is it just the Boiler deposit for this month

Russ


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Post  hippy dave on Wed 10 Dec 2014, 9:28 pm

Hi you said in the end of November production that kit 27 6" foden was ready to go out any ideas when its leaving, cheers Very Happy
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Post  craig@STW on Wed 10 Dec 2014, 10:56 pm

i think the plan is to send it out tomorrow Dave.

don't know about the 4inch, sorry
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Post  Heavyhaul on Thu 11 Dec 2014, 7:08 am

Morning Craig,
Great pictures, was wondering if there's any news on the next kit for the 4 inch showmans, also any news on the missing items from the last kit, kit 8?????

Best regards
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Post  craig@STW on Thu 11 Dec 2014, 5:31 pm

sorry guys, i don't get any info on future kits anymore...i just get told what to make next !!!Neutral
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Post  hartshaulage on Thu 11 Dec 2014, 7:46 pm

No worries Craig, would be nice to have something to work on over the xmas period as painting rather hard this time of year
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:47 am

this weeks photos...

managed to get a start on the next op of the 2inch cylinder blocks this week...

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and the liners are done...

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SCC hose brackets drilled...

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6inch foden rear wheel retainers. LH and RH...

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4inch foden cylinder covers...

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i have been asked to get the gear selectors finished for next week, so im guessing at kit is due to go out Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 24 Dec 2014, 2:11 pm

OK, the last photos for this year. just to explain that there were no photos at the end of last week cos i've been off with a winter flu bug thingy Sad

first up... the DCC cylinder block tested to destruction. this may seem like a bit of a waste but hopefully the photo below will explain why we need to do it. out of the four test castings we have had one reject....

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now looking at the small steam channels you can see how this would be unacceptable. and would be very hard to see without cutting things up.

these show how it should look. quite a simple design compared to some...

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continuing with the 2inch cylinder blocks. the main shape is now done and its quite straight forward form here. just takes time...

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also started to shape out the 2inch front axles...

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and then we have the main rear axle parts for the latest batch of 6inch fodens...

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so that's it for this year. production will continue on Monday 5th of Jan.

till then happy Christmas from all in production santa
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Post  ChriX on Wed 24 Dec 2014, 3:32 pm

Thanks for posting the cylinder photos Craig - very interesting! I can't see any ports/channels for the high pressure so are these to be machined in whereas the LP ones are cast in?

Merry Christmas to you and everyone else there Smile
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