Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:59 am

I need to connect the to-be-built reverser to the reversing valve. eBay supplied some nice stainless 2mm Bowden cable inner that fits nicely in 1/8 K&S brass tubing it seems rigid enough for pull and push operation.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:03 am

Before I can make the reverser I need to make the bodywork to see how much space is available for it. One side is now complete, the other is in progress.

The main panel is a piece of 0.6mm steel sheet bent around a 1/4" bar for the radius. The top piece is 1/4" x 1/16" strip brazed into a 90 deg angle. It's all soft soldered together
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:45 am

Second side completed on this hot Auckland Anniversary day ☑️
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:06 am

Solid work, is steel easier to soft solder than brass?

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:05 am

Steel solders very easily with zinc chloride flux 👍

It was easier than soldering the copper/brass tank Tom
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by bambuko » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:41 am

Very tidy work :thumbright:
Copper will be more difficult to solder because it conducts the heat away very well.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:18 am

The bodywork is installed. I put most of the bits on the loco for the photos. It's coming together. The bodywork panels needed converting from external threaded fixings to internal threaded, due to an oversight...
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:04 am

I've been working on the reverser over the last few weeks. It needs to be big to get enough throw at about halfway up the lever to swing the rotary valve through 90 degrees. 5/16" brass angle is soldered to the reverser base and screwed to the footplate. As brass has a higher coefficient of expansion than steel the base has a nice gentle bow in it 😃
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:58 am

That's huge!

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by Keith S » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:27 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:58 am
That's huge!
Admit it, though. You want to play with that engine.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:31 pm

Looks Marvelous.
Bravo.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:50 am

Just as Stephen King linked the novels "Delores Claiborne" and "Gerald's Game" I have linked the live diesel and this loco by using a 3/16" bronze ball on a control lever :D
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The blower pipe needed a gentle detour out of the way of the mechanism...
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:55 am

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:24 am

Nice and smooth Dave.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:28 am

"An engine isn't an engine without a whistle". So I'm starting on the whistle. Being time rich, I love using up scraps of material. I had a nice piece of brass just right for the whistle end caps, but far too short to chuck. So I drilled it though and sliver brazed it to a long piece of brass rod. Instead of filing a flat to channel steam over the mouth of the whistle tube I'm racking a lathe tool on its side as per the picture indexing the chuck by hand. I used this method on the large De Winton's whistle.
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