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by bambuko
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 440
Views: 60482

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

I just discovered this gem of a thread hiding in the depth of the forum :mrgreen:
Thank you! most enjoyable hour spent catching up from the beginning :thumbright:
You sir, excel in all aspects of the hobby - an inspiration to the rest of us.
by bambuko
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 519
Views: 55490

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

When you say 1.6mm dia rivet, do you mean stem dia or head dia?
Impressive, regardless of which :mrgreen:
by bambuko
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models

OK, I think my solidworks problem is sorted with the help of grabcad Instructions are here: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-convert-cad-files-in-workbench after uploading solidworks files into my workbench in grabcad, I can view the files in grabcad: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/g7nEePZNsd...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models
Replies: 1
Views: 105

CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models

Some of you might be interested in CAD models I have found on https://grabcad.com https://d2t1xqejof9utc.cloudfront.net/screenshots/pics/0e923d3c5560ae5d740c1460789ccdc2/large.JPG https://d2t1xqejof9utc.cloudfront.net/screenshots/pics/bbd9c5d66e113e57322e4f418a6f59ac/large.JPG If you join grabcad (f...
by bambuko
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Thank you FWLR
It's just lazy of me - should have googled it :mrgreen: before posting :thumbleft:
by bambuko
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

...As a chemist I'd classify it as a heavily contaminated surface for the purpose of making a joint with Loctite.... thank you GBT , that was my (reluctant) conclusion as well as they say in the trade "cluster f**k up" on my part :oops: ...I doubt the age of the Loctite 648 is an issue. The bottle ...
by bambuko
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Had a bit of a setback :scratch: with wheels loctited on the axles. The retention strength is nowhere near what it should be... I don't know whether it is the age of my Loctite (I am using ancient 648 I had for years). It shouldn't be, since I didn't have problems with it before, but just in case or...
by bambuko
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

...You mentioned "girls' first Chris.... :lol: :lol: That's beacuse I am an incorrigible dinosaur :mrgreen: ps I have been locting the wheels on axles since yesterday - not taking chances and leaving it for 24 hrs to set before touching, because it would be right PITA if something were to go wrong ...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Perfect :!:
@ BorisSpencer - it's good to have confirmation of my theory :D
That what I was aiming for :thumbright:
by bambuko
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

@ pandsrowe
Yes, I have applied it twice as well to get the right depth of black
by bambuko
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

...There are girls on the forum... No reason why not indeed :mrgreen: although in these PC times they may object to being referred to as "girls" :lol: ... don't the bottom of the wheels stay somewhat shiny, as the rails do when they are constantly running against each other... :?: They do and I hop...
by bambuko
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

TonyW wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:47 pm
...there are hundreds of model loco owners out there who think bright shiny steel wheels (and cranks) look just right, apparently...
and, that is absolutely fine :thumbright: but... I am building this loco to please/satisfy just myself :king:
by bambuko
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Thank you @ tom_tom_go for sharing - interesting :thumbright:
Main advantage of the hot oil method for me is that it is using things I already have in my workshop, without having to buy additional stuff, for what is a one off, relatively rare operation.
by bambuko
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Because you cannot paint flange and thread of the wheel and (as far as I am concerned at least) bright shiny mild steel just doesn't look right :thumbup:
by bambuko
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10672

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Last time I've done something like this was about 35 years ago :D so there was some re-learning curve :mrgreen: but, it is all sorted out - I was overheating and burning things. Much more delicate and ontrolled application of heat (you don't need it glowing red :thumbup: ) resulted in finish I wante...