Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 pm

Tender work at the Llewellyn Loco Works.

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MAM updates the log books for her Loco


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue May 19, 2020 10:41 am

Nicely done, looking forward to seeing the tender in action (test it with the Lady, you can't have too many Slomos):


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by bambuko » Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Tender work at the Llewellyn Loco Works.
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What is this?

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue May 19, 2020 10:23 pm

bambuko wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Tender work at the Llewellyn Loco Works.


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What is this?
It is a coal board storage shelf/box. It is a feature on Queensland steam locos from the 1940's onwards. It will be on the right hand side of the tender with the open end in the front tender plate. They are inserted before coaling and the coal is piled up against them. One shovels coal off the shoveling plate under the bottom board until the coal is no longer against the front of the tender, then one can reach easily into the bunker and also rake it forward to a pile on the left side so one is set to go hard before a heavy climb. QR locos had 4 boards but this little loco with its shallow height tender has only 2. This simple system found favour here rather than the latching doors which give a lot of grief. I have added them to this tender build for my railway mates kicks and giggles.

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You can see the storage box on the left side of the tender and the channels were the boards sit when fully coaled. The boards in this pic are stowed in their box.


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by bambuko » Tue May 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Thank you :thumbright:
enjoyed this little "kicks and giggles" :D

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 pm

MAM's loco now has a headlight. I made a drill extension and tap extension, 8BA, a wee bit of brass angle, mill and fit and bingo, a SLR models head light was fitted. It worked a treat running last Sunday night on the Potters Orchid Railway. Looked good shining on the cuttings and tunnel walls. I also fitted a tail lamp to the guards van.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:40 pm

"Crikey comrades, it is good to back in the workshop after the 6 month secondment of toil with the POR terra forming. "
"I don't know about you Shaun but it will take a wee while for me to sort where we were up to on the tender fabrication"
" I don't think management are too sure themselves Gromit. "


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:13 pm

About to whistle out of 2 road and snag the 9 carriages in 3 road

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Waiting for 'Right of Way" at the Gympie platform

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I was in the bunker shoveling all the last of the doss forward to clear it out for re coaling, while my mate tends to his wardrobe before we leave Dagan station .


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Sunday morning, I stopped my train, just ! The blighter was heavy as well. My first emergency stop while driving a service at the Rattler.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 am

That looked a bit close Dazza.... :stop:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:35 am

Is a chain saw standard equipment?
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:19 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Is a chain saw standard equipment?
Actually it is, the chainsaw is kept in the guard's van. We did not use it, we picked it up and twisted it 90 degrees to the track. It was damn heavy !
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:25 pm

FWLR wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 am
That looked a bit close Dazza.... :stop:
It was on a left hand curve so I cannot see as QR are right hand drive and I was driving on the trip out. Tony the fireman called "Stop Stop Stop" so I fling the brake into emergency which vents the brake pipe pressure of 75lbs straight out. I did not see it and only when I got out did I comprehend it was one meter off the cow catcher. It was not a big one, but it still could damage a cylinder drain or catch an air hose if we ran over it. Best not to hit anything. The real concern is drivers ignoring the level crossing lights and diving across in front of you.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:32 pm

Llewellyn Loco Works is seeing some action again now the major terra forming is done on the POR and the summer warmth and rain has arrived. The door for the tucker box in the tender front plate is underway. It is hoped to hide the RC battery charger plug behind it.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm

1.05mm drill, 12 BA, making the pivot for the locker door latch on the tender. Latch is yet to be shaped. Getting closer to the soldering up the tender tank and details. I even have an investment cast tap to go under the shoveling plate. 🙂 Crikey I am enjoying this little loco.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:32 pm

I started with soft solder a piece to a holding piece.
Milled and drilled


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Removed and filed. First mistake. Should have left it attached to the holding piece for filing.

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I had a tender locker door latch catch

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