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Post  craig@STW on Fri 05 May 2017, 3:52 pm

this weeks photos.

lots of rear spokes for the roller...

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on the machine first for counter-sinking...

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and then bent to shape. with the rear hub and hubcap we have the first complete rear wheel...

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some showman's weigh-shaft brackets on the 4th axis mill to have the mounting holes drilled...

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material cut ready to be made into showmans seat frames...

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bump-stops for the 6inch foden front axle...

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Burrell front Axles...

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2inch Burrell boilers on the mill for final machining...

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finally got the diff mounted on the Lyka control model...

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and shovels for the SCC kit 23...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 12 May 2017, 3:57 pm

a few photos from this week. the roller "headstock" castings have arrived. the first ops are done and im just making a spit so i can get them on the 4th axis to drill the smoke-box holes...

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we have also had some more 6inch foden front wheels arrive...

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showmans seat brackets in the manual area...

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on the machines, 6inch foden front spring buckles...

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2inch Burrell rear axle tubes...

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and showmans flywheels...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 19 May 2017, 3:49 pm

photos from this week.

i spent the first half of the week setting up and machining the roller head stock castings. although they have very few holes in for mounting to the smoke box the weight of them meant the jig had to be quite chunky. i have taken some video of this and will edit it at home and post it later, here is a photo for now...

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then they were stood on end for the blast pipe holes...

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also got the 6inch foden front wheels finished...

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more parts are being made for the electric sentinel...

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we have had the calipers in for the lyka, and they are fitted to the control model although they are not in the next kit. next kit will be the springs. these are currently out for heat treatment.

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more showmans seat parts...

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and road-loco roof supports...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 19 May 2017, 8:10 pm

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 26 May 2017, 3:51 pm

photos from this week.

2inch Burrell rear axle tubes...

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and on the 4th axis for drilling...

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2inch burrell flywheels...

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and again on the 4th axis for drilling...

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i've drilled another load of roller front "wheels"...

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drilliing a lot of beading this week, including road loco, showmans and agricultural...

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and burrell 4inch tender parts being bent...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 26 May 2017, 3:59 pm

almost forgot !!!!! Shocked

we had these arrive today. the sample laser cuts of the roller name badge and smoke-box...

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Sat 27 May 2017, 10:48 am

The roller name badges look very good! Thanks for the regular updates, great to see everything progressing!

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Post  Capricorn1 on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 8:21 pm

Two months have now gone by since the last kit for the 4" Road Loco, just waiting for the final kit now - kit No.30.
My first kit was received way back in November 2013..........deliveries do seem to have strayed considerably from the reasonable expectation of 1 kit per month..


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Post  craig@STW on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 4:10 pm

kit 30 is in production but unfortunately our material supplier sent us the wrong material on one of the parts. the correct material is on the way and the part will go straight on the machine when it gets here.

this weeks photos...

the roller smoke box has been rolled and the good news is it fits onto the head-stock. the full batch can now be ordered...

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most of this week has been spent on the showmans final drive castings...

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im also working on the very small 2inch burrell crank-shaft bearings...

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and i finally finished the beading for the 2inch Burrell, showmans, road-loco and the 4inch Burrell...

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other parts this week include brake wheels...

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6inch foden smoke-box door centres...

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and water valve lever supports...

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manual are currently working on water pipes for the 2inch...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 3:44 pm

this weeks photos.

the final drives are done...

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and we are working on the other parts to go with them...

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drive pin knobs...

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wheel retaining collars...

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the first pair of lyka wheels are back from the wheel builders...

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and im working on the mounts for the rear calipers...

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road-loco roof parts...

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6inch foden steering box parts...

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and smoke-box door blanks...

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 3:54 pm

first off, good news for the people waiting for the last road-loco kit. it is all packed and ready to go on Monday so you should receive it on Tuesday...

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these are the roof mounting brackets. the last part needed due to us getting sent the wrong size bar...

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those blank discs from last week are now 6inch foden smoke-box doors...

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this is the rear brake mount for the lyka. the brake kit wont be sent out until we have the brake discs mounted to the sample wheels and fully proven. it's worth a mention that these brakes differ from the previous lyka production runs and are one of the improvements made on this batch...

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we also have the hand-brake band...

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and friction material...

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and the springs are nearly done. again these are different to the old lyka.

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also have some foden chimneys. not part of any current kit but needed for stock.

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 9:13 pm

hello everyone.

as you can probably see, photo-bucket (the free photo hosting site) has decided to stop hosting photos for free !!!!

the most annoying thing about this is that all the photos we have built up over the years are now not visible Crying or Very sad

they may be a way to right click on the images and few them in a separate window but i haven't tried this yet and although the forum does have the ability to host some images itself the amount of storage space is quite small.

i will have a look at finding a new image host and should have this weeks photos up by the end of the weekend

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:59 pm

Hi Craig,

This has happened on another forum I follow and they are using Flickr as an alternative! I've had a look and it works well.

Hopefully see the updates soon!

Best regards,

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Post  sonick45 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 10:17 pm

I use a site called MEGA.nz.
sign up is free and get 50gb storage free. I save my photos on this site and with 768 photos i have only used 22%.
you can pay a fee monthly for more storage up to 8TB.

each image has a link so its easy to embed into your own web site.
It also has an easy web based file structure so keeping files organised is a sinch.

highly recommended.


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Post  craig@STW on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 2:12 pm

thanks for the tips guys and sorry for the delay.

been i bit tied up with a torn Achilles tendon to get on to this but hopefully I've found something that will work

im using imgur and hopefully it will be suitable. i thought i'd start a brand new topic to mark the point where the old images were lost and the new ones start. it will just make things neater for the future.

it will be up very soon.
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