Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:17 am

Keith S wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:17 pm
I find it quite amusing that S16 flatly refuses to post bits to Canada under any circumstance but WILL post them to Australia! :evil:
Likely some sort of product liability insurance bull***. I think Binnie doesn't ship to the Yanks for the same reason. Sent you a message about it..

Beautiful work as always, Darrell. Love the elegant-yet-rugged look about the loco. Great little whistles, those.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:08 pm

Neat pipe runs make an impression. Captain Plod needs to learn how to do this. Some research at the ME and forum library and one full day spent so far on this, more days to come, but if all goes well it will be useful for decades to come. Repurposed some old Alloy plate and what ever is to hand.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:46 pm

A bit more done to the tubie bendy thingie. I think it will be a tool that evolves as needs require.

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Handy little fella.

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:00 pm

Inordinate amount of Saturday time for this plumbing. I expect I will get better at it with more experience.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:38 pm

Sorting the electron path from the tender to the loco, hidden under the 5mm high cab timber floor boards (to be made later) to the servo mount then to the receiver up front in the tank via 4 x 4 x 0.5 Knupfer brass tube. The cab/tanks lift clear with disturbing anything.
I think it is tidy, facilitates maintenance/repairs. Just fitted after much head scratching, cutting , filing and soldering and test runs. I will be using 22 swg silicon wires and JST connectors (and these do fit) The white bell wire is just for the pic.


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:20 pm

Captain Plod got a tick on the official hydro. Brown paper envelope was a bit thin, but it seems it was enough. Photo credit Allan Decker

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:05 am

That's a damn tidy wiring run! :shock:

Congratulations on the boiler ticket, too. Absolute proper job.
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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:08 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote:
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That's a damn tidy wiring run! :shock:

Congratulations on the boiler ticket, too. Absolute proper job.
Thanks.
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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:51 pm

An evening of shortening servo wires, fitting new Futabo connectors. There are constant mutterings emanating from Captain Plod, "Must finish this loco, must finish this loco., must finish ....."

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:39 pm

Captain Plod breathes a sigh of relief. He can have a break from the wiring issues and servo installation. At least until programing throw limits and other such witchcraft. Now to lower the kettle into the frames and plumb it up. Cab /tank lift on and off with disturbing any thing. The thoughts are there will be more room for fingers and such like in the next build with will be 5".

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:40 pm

New tubey bendy does it stuff, Super heater formed up.

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:04 pm

The white bronze head light castings arrive from NZ. It is inspired by the large Queensland Railway Kero head lamps of the 1920s.

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A modified SLR models Darj head light slips inside.

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An evening of delicate milling and filing had it sliding on and off the mounting bracket

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Drill and tap the smoke box

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by pandsrowe » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:39 am

That is quite a sizeable headlight, what will you be powering it with, servo batteries or something else?
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:17 pm

pandsrowe wrote:
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That is quite a sizeable headlight, what will you be powering it with, servo batteries or something else?

It is scaled to the big Kero headlights used in Queensland.
It has a modified SLR models Darj head light that slips inside. These have pill batteries and we have used these for our evening runs for some time with much enjoyment.
Photos of them in use in here some where

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:47 pm

The works staff had to lower the fire door opening in the dry back head 5mm due to interference with the superheater connection. Accurate mistakes via 3D CAD. It seem it was a senior management mistake. Saturday was make a fire door our of stainless with an infill piece of copper.

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