Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:29 am

MAM is learning a lot from a master engineer... Looking forward to seeing progress on her build Dazza.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:23 pm

FWLR wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:29 am
MAM is learning a lot from a master engineer... Looking forward to seeing progress on her build Dazza.
I am not so sure about the "master engineer" , I simply read a lot, learn from others and try to apply good stuff to what we do.
I will keep all posted on progress. MAM was doing some clean up work last night and tonight we may be doing some plate work soldering.
MAM's loco runs very sweet, 30 -35mins at a realistic speed and very stable with its SloMo. Due to Roundhouse motion having a decent amount of slop and play when I set the valves I optimised it for forward running, We can get it to creep around the POR with out fuss. Very soothing. It works fine in reverse but I can detect a difference, but it is not significant
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:26 pm

The workshop foredog and offsider are pondering the tool box lid and fitting the little hinges with some trepidation. The intention is the tool box will store two small SLR models lamps for use on the tender, one red for light engine running and one white for tender first running. The white lamp may be used for a cab light for the gauge glass etc when one is night running. The box shape with curved lid is inspired by early Queensland Railway loco tender boxes, some which still exist to store tools at the Ipswich Heritage workshops where I volunteered on occasions in the past when one could. Also the picture and workshop drawing of Burma Railways # 9 gives inspiration.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by pandsrowe » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:55 am

That's a very good looking set of bending rolls there Daz and indispensable for jobs like this, are they a home brew construction or perhaps something made for the jewellery trade?
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by GTB » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:37 pm

pandsrowe wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:55 am
That's a very good looking set of bending rolls there Daz and indispensable for jobs like this, are they a home brew construction or perhaps something made for the jewellery trade?
They are made for hobby use and are available here in Oz from suppliers of hobby tools. Mine came from a tool stall at a local exhibition in Melbourne. From memory it was the plastic kit modellers show, but I've seen them at model railway shows as well.

Chronos has them in the UK, catalogued as a 'miniature bending machine' and I assume other model engineering suppliers would also sell them.

I bought mine years ago for HO use and don't use it often in garden scale as it's small size limits it to small and thin parts. I've got a 3 in 1 sheet metal machine which is a combination of bending rolls/bending brake/guillotine that gets a lot more use for loco building, especially the guillotine.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:21 pm

What Graeme said, and good for preforming Peco SM32 rail to ensure kink free joins and smooth curves, nice transitions into curves after some wee groves are machined at one end of the rollers

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:23 am

Makes a damn-sight better rail bender than my old temporary bodge-up. :roll: That was for de-twisting and straightening reclaimed rail from my first line..
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:12 pm

Weekend plans changed, but plenty to keep one occupied in the Red Room, so yesterday arvo working on the lamp locker for the loco, filing a 0.80mm slot into the hinge for the latch was tricky. I will be soldering these parts today.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:06 am

Superb workmanship there Dazza. :goodpost :coolphotos

Put a couple of straps along the top and around the box and you will have a Pirates Chest.... :roll:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:44 pm

I had to turn around and cancel my weekend shifts of driving and firing at the Mary Valley Rattler due to the 3 day shut down so the Red Room went I. A pair of SLR lamps can now be stored on the tender. I getting a wee bit happier with delicate soft soldering.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:19 pm

Amazing attention to detail, Dazza.
So impressed!

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:59 pm

At the Llewellyn Loco Works Captain Plod is complaining to management that these coal rails are a proper pain in the back side. He thinks he has a method for soldering them up sorted along with two more sides to make, which are both different and then bring them together on the tender top. He is moaning that the degree of annoying frustration level is 9.8 out of 10.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:10 am

Thats very neat work Dazza. :bravo It must of been a real pain though. :anhammer

It will be well worth it when you have finished it I'am sure.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:02 pm

FWLR wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:10 am
Thats very neat work Dazza. :bravo It must of been a real pain though. :anhammer

It will be well worth it when you have finished it I'am sure.
Thanks Rod, I am not peening the rivets over, simply soldering but it took a while and going up the wrong path and gong back and trying again. I think I have it sussed out, but I will be relieved when they are attached to the tender. Two more of these to do and cook up with solder. A ways to go yet :|
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 pm

Phew, the second one came along a lot faster eh Shaun. One more, then clean and solder, onwards.

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