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Post  Will@STW on Fri 22 May 2020, 2:23 pm

Hi Everyone

Because Craig has been too busy to get round factory to take photos and do a production update, I decided to go down and take some photos and ask them what they have been making.

The DCC cylinder blocks have been going on the machines slowly in between Mark running his other jobs.
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The 2" Burrell weighshaft bracket raw castings have arrived, and are currently being machined, this should be the last part needed to complete kit 16B.
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At the far end of the CNC area the guys are working on the springs and a couple other bits for the next 2" wagon kit.
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In the manual area Jack and Paul have been working on more bits for the next 2" wagon kit,
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along side some 4 1/2" Foden smokebox doors.
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The boiler maker has had plenty of time to get ahead with the boiler inspector being unable to visit us. Here we have a pile of fireboxes building up ready to go into the boilers.
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And here we have the pile of boilers which is constantly growing at the moment. We have been in touch with our boiler inspector, and he will begin operating again very soon!
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In the meantime we have been looking around the factory, and Dean has decided it is time for a serious tidy up and clear out, this area will eventually become the new control model area.
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And all the patterns that were on the back racks have been taken down and placed into the containers, and we are beginning to spread the kits out along the racks, and we are reorganizing them to make the kits easier to find.
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Many thanks

Will@STW


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Post  Mark the spark on Fri 22 May 2020, 3:15 pm

Great to see reports again and glad to hear your inspector will be visiting you soon as getting desperate for my roller boiler

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Post  milford59 on Fri 22 May 2020, 5:03 pm

Looking good ! There is nothing better than a good tidy up in a garage - it makes the projects so much easier to work on... please post pictures when it’s all clear and ready for the control models...

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Post  BurrellSimplicity on Tue 26 May 2020, 6:08 pm

i'd have thought being an inspector it's easy to social distance! Very Happy who wants to be near one they are always grumpy! Shocked

lets hope the DCC cylinders will be ready soon or the boiler either one would be good! Exclamation

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Post  Swedish mechanicus on Mon 01 Jun 2020, 6:38 pm

Thank you for the information on Lyka 2 but I miss any photos of that production, we have only 2 Kit left.

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Post  Mark the spark on Mon 01 Jun 2020, 6:53 pm

Have you got your boiler inspector coming in yet?

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Post  MikeBelham on Tue 02 Jun 2020, 10:26 am

Thanks for the updates Will
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Post  Will@STW on Tue 02 Jun 2020, 12:10 pm

Swedish mechanicus wrote:Thank you for the information on Lyka 2 but I miss any photos of that production, we have only 2 Kit left.

The guys are working on the Lyka kit this week, and then Ian is going to come in on some evenings hopefully next week to fit the parts. It should be roughly a week later (maybe less or more depending on sourcing some bought in items such as the safety valves.

Many thanks

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Post  Will@STW on Tue 02 Jun 2020, 12:14 pm

Mark the spark wrote:Have you got your boiler inspector coming in yet?

We are still waiting for BES to open so we can get the boiler inspector in. As soon as we can get him in we will do (we have a lot of boilers to test now).

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Post  Mark building a burrell on Wed 03 Jun 2020, 6:55 pm

Any news on next 2" kit and driving wagon kit?

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Post  Will@STW on Thu 04 Jun 2020, 8:58 am

Mark building a burrell wrote:Any news on next 2" kit and driving wagon kit?

The next 2 inch kit (16B) has now been packed and will be going out later today. For the wagon kit the springs need to go away to be heat treated, and then I believe that kit shouldn't far off from being complete.

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Post  Grier on Thu 04 Jun 2020, 3:56 pm

Hey how about correcting the title from April, May, June 2019 production photos to April, May, June 2020 production photos. It just throws me off every time I search. cyclops affraid

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Post  Will@STW on Thu 04 Jun 2020, 4:03 pm

Grier wrote:Hey how about correcting the title from April, May, June 2019 production photos to April, May, June 2020 production photos. It just throws me off every time I search. cyclops affraid

Well spotted Laughing Laughing Just testing Razz Razz

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Post  Mark building a burrell on Thu 04 Jun 2020, 5:29 pm

Cheers will thanks for the update

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Post  Will@STW on Wed 17 Jun 2020, 5:32 pm

Here we have a couple of pictures of the penultimate Lyka kit, we are not very far from releasing this kit, but more work needs doing first.

We are the first to admit progress on this batch had been slow (& painful at times) but hopefully the quality of parts and improvements made along the way in the ‘series 2’ in comparison to the ‘original’ Lykamobile gives some comfort for this.

One down (almost) and one to go.

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Here we are looking from the front of the car, and we can see that the safety valve has been added as well as the pipes and valves for the water gauge. What can't be seen is that the regulator has been test fitted, but has been taken off as more work was required. The regulator first off is nearly finished, and will be refitted once done.

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Here we can see the left hand blowdown valve, the right hand one will be identical (but obviously the valve spindle will point in the opposite direction).

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