Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:51 pm

Getting closer to soldering up the tender tank.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:36 pm

"This soft soldering caper is strange compared to silver brazing eh Shaun."

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 pm

Soft soldering = steep learning curve at the Llewellyn Loco Works.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:04 am

That looks absolutely brilliant Dazza. Very clean and neat I think. Well done.... :thumbright:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Garethh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:38 pm

Some lovely work there! Soft soldering a bit different to brazing steel with brass isn’t it!

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:52 pm

Garethh wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Some lovely work there! Soft soldering a bit different to brazing steel with brass isn’t it!
I still silver braze some brass bits with silver. I silver braze my frame tubes with 56% Harris silver. Brass is only used now on the cutout piece in my chainstay bridges, but I do brass brass frames for years before switching to Silver 20 years ago. Just getting one's head around the fact that the material gets barely warm and the soft solder runs after all the years of brazing. It feels like one is cheating when using soft solder.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Garethh » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:37 am

Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Garethh wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Some lovely work there! Soft soldering a bit different to brazing steel with brass isn’t it!
I still silver braze some brass bits with silver. I silver braze my frame tubes with 56% Harris silver. Brass is only used now on the cutout piece in my chainstay bridges, but I do brass brass frames for years before switching to Silver 20 years ago. Just getting one's head around the fact that the material gets barely warm and the soft solder runs after all the years of brazing. It feels like one is cheating when using soft solder.
I’ve only ever used silver on frames for stainless bits and pieces, I can definitely see how it’d work better when doing a lot of lug work though. I found I was hopeless trying to use a soldering iron to soft solder, a small butane torch seemed much more natural!

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