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 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 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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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:02 pm

967 moves in the Gympie yard. A few things to sort through, then the compliance engineer does his stuff.
Not long till I can have a go firing and driving this zero timed loco.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=917617488599723

I am itching to braze my boiler up, but a few more weekends have to pass before I can get some Red Room action.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:37 am

Now she is a mighty fine loco Dazza. You are a lucky man to be able to fire her up and driving her.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:10 pm

967 runs like a dream. I recently got to fire with 7 on the hook for its first test loaded test runs down the branch.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:54 pm

As I worked in the bike room prepping my boiler parts, MAM was doing some painting, she calls it"Bary T Wedgie" (Wedge tail portrait that gets the smiling caricature look) She is intending to exhibit it at an amateur show.

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Super header header mount cooked to the tube plate with 45% Harris.

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Filing clearance flows into the copper rivets used as pins. A bit like bike frame making in the good old days.

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Ready to cook up. The prep took a lot of time. I have never brazed this amount of copper, even though it is not a big boiler I know copper conducts heat differently than steel and I have brazed steel for 40 years, so I was not sure what I was expecting. I had planned the process and was ready to go. MAM was playing with oils and pottery clay as I lit the torch.

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It went OK, the good heat induction tricked me, things were flowing in places I was not yet paying attention to. If I was to do a couple of more I reckon I will hit my marks better.
I used Harris 56 and Cycle Designs flux which is the best brew I have used. I have used many over the 40 years in my daily work, the main stream brands are not as good as this. I used the air sucker to soak it a bit to save Oxy and then my LP rose bud gave all the heat I ever needed. I could have used the small rosebud.

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Did my fillet witch wand thing with the bushes from bike making habits, but then I realised that might not be a good with with the fit of the cladding and so might requires some filing to remove. Whoops.

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One seam, the inner to the throat plate looked fine on one side, but I was not positive about the flow under it and on the inside, so I cooked it up again and and made sure. All it would have taken is 5-8 seconds of playing the flame in the right spot to enure the flow was confirmed when the cook up was in full swing but I missed it, next time eh. I took no prisoners, I poured the silver in. Checked all the flows, all seems OK.

To the hot water to remove flux and then to the pickle.


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