Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:19 am

Congratulations Dazza...Well Done. :wav:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 am

So that's where you been hiding Dazza!

Well done, must feel like a great achievement.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 pm

FWLR wrote:
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Congratulations Dazza...Well Done. :wav:
Thanks, it has been a busy time with all my spare time devoted to the Rattler.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:17 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 am
So that's where you been hiding Dazza!

Well done, must feel like a great achievement.
Yes, the Red Room and POR has not seen any action for some months now, but I will be back on the loco build and the POR as the year rolls on as I will be easing my frequency on the roster at Gympie. It has been a very enjoyable journey for me, I do my best to give it "Proper Job Pride" and the crews at the railway are a good mob. It is a heap of fun being part of a good team. It was a special to be passed as a Class 2, I am the first new driver from Zero at the railway. I got stuck in these last 2 years , especially the last 12 months so I could have good clear run as guard and loco trainee before the wave of new chaps and lasses which are arriving now.
I am truly "Living the dream" and MAM is urging me to do so while I am young enough to enjoy it.
The boiler cook up is next, all set to go, just waiting for a clear weekend to arrive.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 pm

I had an 12 hour day on Tuesday at Gympie, light up, drive 974 the shunt loco till 2.00pm, we had carriages here and there and turning the guards vans on the table, then I fired the last few hours of the shunt. The constant shunting was very good for my upping my skills.
Mean while 967 was delivered back to the Gympie shed for final fit out and trails. I will be in Gympie all of next week helping out.
There was a special buzz about the shed.
A view down road # 2 through a clear shed, 967 has arrived back.


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The view from the drivers side of 974 as I had the privilege to buffer up and make the first ever shunt movement of 967.

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We tuned 974 for this photo op and for the local press.

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Split again and we moved 967 to the northern end of the shed.

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If this pic does not excite you ? There were comments about Jelly Fish getting hard.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 am

Wow Dazza, you are so lucky. Some brilliant views form the footplate....
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks for sharing those cab pics, very interesting.

What are those valves without handles (two middle left and one bottom left).

I am assuming they are valves?

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Oily Rag » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:08 am

Very nice group of pictures on the thread. I won't be able to make Gympie but I will be making my second visit to the QR museum at Ipswich in December. I need to top up some of my information on some items. Can I assume that the carriages were those of the type used on the QLD South Western (State Border) railway? Any details are useful as I have plans to build two.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:08 pm

FWLR wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 am
Wow Dazza, you are so lucky. Some brilliant views form the footplate....
I think you are referring to the washout plugs with the square heads. They are taper thread plugs that are removed for oeering in when doing boiler inspections and for poking the HP water nozzles in when doing boiler washouts.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 pm

Oily Rag wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:08 am
Very nice group of pictures on the thread. I won't be able to make Gympie but I will be making my second visit to the QR museum at Ipswich in December. I need to top up some of my information on some items. Can I assume that the carriages were those of the type used on the QLD South Western (State Border) railway? Any details are useful as I have plans to build two.
The Ipswich workshops museum no longer has walking tours into the workshops, the heritage fleet is hidden away now, this is due to the workshops being used as a railway workshop again to scrap the old EMUs and or repair some of them. It is all very worrying as government are not fond of heritage steam on the net work.
It would be more fun if you made the trip to Gympie and rode and experienced real steam in action. The Mary Valley Rattler has #974 which is on lease from the heritage fleet. (Tax payer maintains the heritage fleet)
If you manage to get to Gympie during a weekend, ask for Darrell. I may on the loco or down the back doing guard duty.
It would be nice to meet a fellow forumite.
The carriages are a mix of Brisbane suburban and also long distance carriages.
I do not have plans of any of the carriages. I will ask about drawings.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:21 pm

FWLR wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 am
Wow Dazza, you are so lucky. Some brilliant views form the footplate....

I am fortunate and I have been patient and toiled for many years to live this dream. I made sure I got in when the opportunity was there.
Here is some video (I am on the loco, black hat)


and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZObo6Qb ... GTzDeIJLjY

and here,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaeexEeUuE
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Oily Rag » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:56 am

Hi Dazza,
Thanks for the comments. Very sad news about Ipswich, we had a great day out there the last time and I came back brimming with ideas, as you do. However, I found out during this morning's SKYPE session that our son's future in-laws want to do a trip on "The Rattler". Hence as we are out there for some 8 weeks we are going to try and organise a trip for a few days and will look you up. As things firm up a bit more I will drop you a PM to find a mutual weekend if that's OK.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am

Brilliant videos Dazza. Love the maintenance way trolly following, it brought some humour to it.... :lol:

You are lucky to be able to drive such a beautiful loco too.
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