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Offline Rivergypsy

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #315 on: March 16, 2017, 12:45:34 PM »
Good to see you back on this project, Jo  :ThumbsUp:

Where do you get your castings poured, by the way?

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #316 on: March 16, 2017, 01:09:38 PM »
Thanks Dave,

Where do you get your castings poured, by the way?

There is a foundry over by Guildford somewhere  :noidea:... Not sure where my Supplier normally gets my castings done with his. I may be allowed to go and find out where it is this time  :)

It is likely to be a big pour: in Cast Iron we have three sets of 1/4 scale Otto Langen parts, the BB1 Cylinder + Dome, four 5A's Cylinders and stands, some 7 1/4" loco thingies  :facepalm2: and something for Sexy, in Ali there are a Falcon and a Condor (which are destined for New Zealand  :o ) plus a couple of other engines that I have been told I will find interesting  :headscratch:.

Jo
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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #317 on: March 17, 2017, 12:10:08 PM »
An  All Star cast :ROFL:

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #318 on: March 17, 2017, 12:22:44 PM »
Ah that's good to know - the in-laws are in Surrey, so perhaps a visit is due. Can i ask which supplier you use to get work done there, please? Just thinking ahead for the Ateliers build, and some tooling I want to have a go at...

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #319 on: March 17, 2017, 07:35:52 PM »
Glad to see that this is continuing (and yet more castings)  :)
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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #320 on: April 07, 2017, 04:09:48 PM »
My supplier has picked up my casting for the BB1 cylinder.  :whoohoo:

In the end the price for doing the head was too high (45) and there was a risk it would not look right at the end. I did not mind the 75 for the Cylinder but 45 for a diddy little head  :ShakeHead:


There are also another three sets of heavy castings that were done at the same time, I am sure at least one of those will have my name on it  :naughty:


I was sure my Supplier was supposed to be taking me to his secret foundry, in case I needed it in the future  :noidea:

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #321 on: April 07, 2017, 04:14:29 PM »
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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #322 on: April 07, 2017, 04:19:48 PM »
He's mean: He has phoned up to confirm their safe arrival but where are the photos  :rant:

The latest will be tomorrow afternoon when they are due for drop off....  :)

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #323 on: April 07, 2017, 08:47:56 PM »
Finally, tried waiting until after my bed time before Emailing them  ::)

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #324 on: April 07, 2017, 08:50:11 PM »
Look to have come out quite nicely.

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Re: 1/4 scale Otto Langen 1866 Engine
« Reply #325 on: April 08, 2017, 02:15:13 PM »
Jo............I just went back and looked at the start of this thread and realized it has a bit of history.  :atcomputer: I'm going to enjoy reading through it to get back up to where you are now.  :popcorn:

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #326 on: April 08, 2017, 05:04:19 PM »
Hi Jim, Welcome to my very long term build  :embarassed:

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #327 on: May 05, 2019, 02:04:10 PM »
Tee rings ordered  :whoohoo:

Jo


P.S. Onward was in fine fettle today taking our May Queen down to the festivities   8)
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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #328 on: May 05, 2019, 04:33:36 PM »
 :pinkelephant:

Are you having them done via Onward's owner or from Ashby?

Smoke box as well?

J

PS I hope you did not spend all day dancing round the pole ;)

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Re: Fowler BB1 in 2"
« Reply #329 on: May 05, 2019, 05:21:15 PM »
Dave's getting them done for me when he gets some bits done for his new B6 he's building  :)

I forgot about asking for the smokebox  :facepalm:

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