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by bambuko
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

Yes indeed ttg as long as you avoid modern lead free sh*te :twisted: Another thing that makes such a difference to final result is the silicone brush for working the solder. Would be lovely to get a source for some decent ones off the shelf. My DIY contraption is rather crude and the only ones I've ...
by bambuko
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

Bit more progress to report :thumbup: Started on the cab floor: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7809/46775364221_ff9351d106_o.jpg Brass angle is soldered and riveted to the floor and the whole thing is then "bolted" to loco frame: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4856/46775367941_4e1369df77_o.jpg and, vi...
by bambuko
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco
Replies: 32
Views: 7435

Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Only just stumbled on this thread... (don't know why, but expected things like this in "Locomotives - Live Steam" section?)
Very enjoyable :thumbright:
Thank you for sharing.
by bambuko
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

:mrgreen: I can see the attraction ttg

For balance - there is works photo of the same loco (Airdmillan) here

Michael R. Lane Collection (from negatives in the Museum of English Rural Life)
by bambuko
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

...The simplest option is not to fit rivets, as a lot of late build Fowlers had flush riveted smokeboxes. My late '20s Fowler 0-4-2T was one of them, which saved me a lot of fiddly work. Possibly the smokeboxes were welded, but I'm not sure Fowler were that adventurous back then... Spot on Graeme :...
by bambuko
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

Thank you for your suggestions.
I will have to make few tests and ponder my options...
btw there are also brass threaded roundhead screws with no slots
by bambuko
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

It's lovely to see so much steel being used :thumbright: Indeed, that's one of my objectives in this project. btw - how did you secure the rivets in the smokebox in your Wild Rose? Brian Wilson's book is talking about using superglue for dummy/non-functional rivets but I am not convinced that it is...
by bambuko
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

Nice bit of brazing there... I would call it tolerable rather than nice :D need to practice more :thumbup: ...Shame you had to throw the first attempt away. Did you salvage any of it. You put a lot of very good time and effort into it.... No didn't salvage anything. Job worth doing is worth doing w...
by bambuko
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

... I reckon I will use silver brazing (56% Harris, I use it daily in my work) for my fabrications. Not an attempt to teach grandmother to suck eggs :mrgreen: The two reasons I am persisting with Sifbronze are: cost - silver solder is so ***** expensive (so where I can get away without using silver...
by bambuko
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

Smokebox assembly temporarily test fitted to the frame: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4841/46333633462_5362c46c86_o.jpg and from below, showing bottom closing plate fitted as well: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4859/45472135105_6f52d5cae8_o.jpg and with all the frame stretchers in place: https://c1....
by bambuko
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 167
Views: 16000

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

At long last... bit of an update. As mentioned before I wasn't all that happy with the first attempt. My brazing was dodgy, frame ended up a bit wonky and having real thing in front of me (rather than CAD image) made me change some of my ideas. So everything you've seen so far ended up in a scrap bi...
by bambuko
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67202

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

It's all becoming clear :D
Thank you again for such detailed progress reports.
This build thread is more than "of interest" - love it - source of info and inspiration :thumbleft:
by bambuko
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67202

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

This boiler has been made many times here down under and I am just copying the design... There is nothing wrong with following succesful design - no need to reinvent the wheel :) ... These steam like a witch and the Rosebud grate handles all sorts of coal and char, no hassles. I have seen one in ac...
by bambuko
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67202

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Really enjoying seeing your work on the boiler :thumbright: and appreciate seeing the details of your boiler design - thank you for sharing. I am still some way away from the boiler, so glad you are paving the way for the rest of us :D I presume the design has been seen and approved by your inspecto...