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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:33 pm

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.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:33 am

I do love seeing your progress Dazza. That door is looking great.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by bambuko » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:09 am

Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:29 pm
...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 Bridgeport for such small drills.
I use micro drill adapter:
http://www.penntoolco.com/llambrichusa- ... -adapters/
Unfortunately my budget doesn't extend to $600 for such a thing, so I have Chinese knock-off :cry:
You get what you pay.... hence my experience :mrgreen:

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by pandsrowe » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:14 am

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 things the hard way, whichever you are still doing a fantastic job on this loco.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by bambuko » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:57 am

Your "masochistic" is somebody else's "attention to detail" :mrgreen:
No, I wouldn't use stainless either, but it is Dazza's railway :thumbup:

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 pm

bambuko wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:09 am
Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:29 pm
...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 Bridgeport for such small drills.
I use micro drill adapter:
http://www.penntoolco.com/llambrichusa- ... -adapters/
Unfortunately my budget doesn't extend to $600 for such a thing, so I have Chinese knock-off :cry:
You get what you pay.... hence my experience :mrgreen:
I just use the fine feed hand wheel , worm thing. I rigged up a $50 digital DRO on the quill so I can good understanding of the depth and feed rates etc etc.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:51 pm

pandsrowe wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:14 am
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 things the hard way, whichever you are still doing a fantastic job on this loco.
It is not about doing things the hard way as I am emulating the smoke doors on some Talyllyn, Welshpool & Llanfair and the tank locos of the Vale of Rheidole locos where the straps are bare steel. The door will be painted but not the hinges, so I used stainless to keep it all neat. One aspect I spoke of earlier in this thread that this build project is a skill and knowledge acquisition process towards my Magnum Opus build which will be another 5" gauge loco.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:58 pm

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.

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I am yet to make the dummy rivets, in stainless 8)

However management wanted a curvaceous shape for this mongrel free lance build. Channeling Nigella.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:04 pm

Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:58 pm
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.

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I am yet to make the dummy rivets, in stainless 8)

However management wanted a curvaceous shape for this mongrel free lance build. Channeling Nigella.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:21 pm

Also, I used a free machining grade of stainless steel, not 316 or such like, bought for a few dollars via ebay. It is not not at all difficult to use. I tried drilling 1.00mm holes with Sutton twist drills, they did not do well, so I just got out the Carbide PCB drills, dirt cheap via ebay and all went sweet. Slow steady feed with no jerks and all is sweet.
The pic is 0.50mm hole being drilled in the silicon bronze expansion link supports for kicks and giggles oil hole, the same can be done in stainless, even 316 or gauge plate. These drills make dust, not twirls of jamming swarf and being carbide they are brittle but do not blunt readily.


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:04 pm

I got a cheap little Rotary table some time ago and never used it, till last night when it was just the ticket to get the 24.55mm radius on the upper part of the petticoat.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:39 pm

1" Brass, a wee spin in the Myford. The Turnado turning system put the radius on the Chimney base piece.

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Then one hour with the files and grits while ABC jazz was on the radio has one side blended in.


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:33 am

Nicely done, I need to do the same on my 5" loco as the chimney base is not finished off evenly on all sides.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:42 pm

By knock off time last night Wal was pretty chuffed with the work from the shop floor.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:15 pm

Perfection, a shame to paint it!

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