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by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

While listening to the cricket , one hinge strap filed down, the other one nearly there. Left it for tonight when I feel a bit brighter. Do not want to mess it up. Channeling the great George Daniels. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49019899623_908daa7682_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

While listening to the cricket , one hinge strap filed down, the other one nearly there. Left it for tonight when I feel a bit brighter. Do not want to mess it up. Channeling the great George Daniels. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49019899623_908daa7682_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Not intended as a criticism, but presumably the smoke box will be painted so why not brass rivets? Certainly a lot easier to obtain and to rivet into place. On reflection, having been following this thread for some time I am beginning to feel that you are perhaps a little masochistic and want to do...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

...so far using my hand wheel feed on the mill/drill and the DRO on the quill Z I am yet to break one. But crikey I go at a 0.10 -0.15 mm per second with the feed....Never a drill chuck. I never use a drill chuck with any drills in the mill/drill. I couldn't possibly use direct feed on my Bridgepor...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Fitting up the hinge straps. these will be brazed in and sculptured to appear like straps riveted on the outside of the door. I am yet to make the stainless rivets. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49015152817_1e7f9a8488_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49014423463_00450d3b70_b.jpg http...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Yes, stainless is a pig to machine :mrgreen: I like using these carbide PCB drills :thumbup: as well, although when they break they usually leave bits of drill in the hole PITA to get out... Nice work I use stainless a lot in my work but not in small sizes, so far using my hand wheel feed on the mi...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Door was held with a centre pin, loctite and clamp for the fear of moving. 0.30mm cut passes in fear. All worked out OK. Stainless steel hinge pieces underway. Drilling the 1.00mm rivet holes (decorative) wrecked normal twist drills, despite cutting fluid and sharp drills and avoiding rubbing. So o...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

The Llewellyn Loco works floor head reports that the door profile is done. The Turnado profile tools worked a treat. Next, to the mill . https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48981845798_63a0e029f1_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48982404421_00e26907bf_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Management purchased a '"Turnado" turning system and it arrived yesterday, so last night the workshop crew made a cross slide attachment to fit the 254 and the spacers. A few first test runs just now. The workshop crew are impressed. This will be used for the smoke box door, domes and later buffer ...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 225
Views: 28593

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

The workshop staff switched from Locomotive work last night to the S&T department. Senior management is pressing junior management to get cracking on the signalling, lighting and irrigation installed so the landscaping can be started this summer. We are not sure that this can be achieved by the end...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

FWLR wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:18 am
Another brilliant thread from you Dazza. I just love to see a master at work with so much detail. Thank you.... :thumbright:
Thankyou , however I am not sure I am a master, I am terribly slow and I am just following what others have done many times before. I just copy techniques.
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

"...Trying out the Loctite holding process and so far so good..." Can you please explain? what are you holding with Loctite? Not quite sure I follow... btw - your filing skills whilst not surprising (after all you have plenty of practice in your daytime job) are very impressive :thumbright: The bla...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

The filling button collection is growing at the Llewellyn Locomotive Workshops. The smoke box barrel hinges parts are done. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48910720742_1e5d96ed83_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48910512346_bb9b01ed95_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/489105122...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

"Wal is stoked, he has so far carried out management's plan for the door hinges. Also progress on the Smoke box door set up for machining. Trying out the Loctite holding process and so far so good, the workshop mob have never been down this road before." https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48905605...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62588

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I never expected to see Tom Waits' ode to Curtain Twitchers on a Garden Railway Forum! The minds in management work in mysterious ways. Wait till Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" gets a blast in the workshop. Loud enough to do the dusting upstairs in the barracks upstairs. https://www.youtube.com/watch...