Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:10 am

You're lucky to find supplies of good Welsh steam coal ...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61059737

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:39 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:10 am
You're lucky to find supplies of good Welsh steam coal ...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61059737

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I obtained 3kg from a source in Australia for my own selfish use. ( I can also get some Blair Athol which I am told is good for garden steamers)
I am well aware of the silliness of using a greater amount of fossil fuels to import fossil fuels from an overseas source.
When one considers Australia exports 219 million tons of coal each year, whiskey Tango Foxtrot would closing one puny coal mine in Wales achieve ?
We have many massive coal trains going daily to the ports each with 8,500 tons of fossilised sunlight.
Mainstream coal needs to end but it will not and that means this rock we sit on is never going back to what it was. Too many humans upon this rock.
As a consumer of products I am complicit in this mess.
Nothing will change till the pain of not changing is recognised as being greater than the pain of change. Then it will be too late, and the argument can be made now that it is already too late to turn it all around, it is just too inconvenient for us all at this time.
The UK could get very good steaming coal from Australia if they got over the "Colonials" thought pattern and the flogging of the recent Ashes.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:18 pm

Well put.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by ge_rik » Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:14 pm

I honestly don't think that the amount of fossil fuels you are likely to burn in your marvellous new creation is going to contribute an enormous amount to CO2 emissions.

Besides, a 10 minute cycle ride will more than offset its carbon footprint 😀

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon May 09, 2022 10:10 pm

Mr Spectre is reporting on materials for Taliesin's Slomo wagon.
'Do these fools know Whiskey tango foxtrot they are doing ?


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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Mon May 09, 2022 10:11 pm

'back of wheel blanks have been machined, errr, seems satisfactory'

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu May 12, 2022 10:18 pm

Mr Spectre inspects the completed Slomo Wagon wheels.
'Machined wheels meet all tolerances. Workmanship satisfactory'
He is pleasantly surprised by this outcome.


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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Old Man Aaron » Fri May 13, 2022 6:22 am

Very tidy. :salute:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed May 18, 2022 8:43 pm

Progress in the Red Room
This weekend if the big wet stays away there will be test steaming of the Coalie and progress on the POR extension.

"These Numpties have fitted the sprocket incorrectly on one axle"

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Thu May 19, 2022 7:27 am

Loving the colour scheme Dazza. :thumbright:
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Life is so easy when I run my trains. :thumbright:

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by ge_rik » Fri May 20, 2022 7:25 am

Looks like Slomo Wagon has plenty of inbuilt weight. Should work a treat. Can't wait for a test run video.... :thumbright:

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