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Post  Vapor on Tue 10 Nov 2009, 1:03 pm

Good Afternoon All,

I see we have a new slot for all Foden lorry builders, just thought I'd find out who's building what and where everybody is, I shall be building the SWB lorry as well as finishing a 2" Burrell, I live on the Isle of Wight but have to work on the mainland 3 to 4 days a week so with all the household chores I have my work cut out.

Lets see where everyone else is.


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Post  atomenter on Tue 10 Nov 2009, 1:23 pm

Good afternoon all
I will be building the SWB Foden. I live in the "Kingdom of Fife" in Scotland, just north of Edinburgh. I have built a couple of small stationary engines from scratch and a couple more from casting kits. I am presently building TINA, a 1" bore x 1.5" stroke with 6" flywheel stationary mill type engine from GLR distributors. I am also part way through building a vertical boiler to power all the engines as so far they have only been run on air. In a previous life I built a "Wildcat" kit car - an E-type jag look alike based on Ford Cortina running gear so hopefully this experience will help me through the Foden build.


Tom A

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Post  wattsg3 on Tue 10 Nov 2009, 4:01 pm

Hi all

My name is Geoff and I am looking forward to building the SWB Foden. I was a long time customer of MW, building an early 4" Burrell, which is still happily steaming after 3 years, and built some MW 5" locos. I live in Northampton, not far from Daventry. I would have gone for the Burrell road vehicle but having one traction engine it seemed right to own something different.


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Post  threadseurope on Thu 27 Sep 2012, 5:38 pm

Hi All,
We have placed an order for the 4.1/2" Foden wagon, hopefully the delivery of first kit will be early October 2012. Can't wait to get started. I am very busy buying tools I may need for the job!!! This in itself is good fun. Can anyone tell me what thread form is used on this model, ie - will it be metric, whit, or BA ???. What other tools am I likely to need? Will any spanners be imperial or metric and what range will I need? I am based in Cheshire close to junction 18 M6 very close to where the Foden factory was (Sandbach). Is there anyone else building this model in this area?. As our business (threads europe) sells engineering equipment at steam fairs we have proberly met some other builder at the shows. Looking forward to all replies and offers of your expertise.
Jue & Sue


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Post  lynnr on Thu 27 Sep 2012, 5:42 pm

Hi Jue and Sue.

If you have a look in letting off steam there is a thread of tools used.

Threads used will be basically all of above.

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