Llewellyn Loco Works #1

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:49 am

I do love that loco you drive Dazza, it's truly a beautiful loco...

MAM's painting isn't bad either..... :thumbright:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:43 am

Nice trick with copper rivets.

Looking forward to seeing the boiler pickled and cleaned up. There is something about copper when it's all bright and new.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:06 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:43 am
Nice trick with copper rivets.

Looking forward to seeing the boiler pickled and cleaned up. There is something about copper when it's all bright and new.
I will try to sort pics in the next 24 hours
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:11 pm

Lovely winter mornings at Gympie, over night down to Zero, foggy mornings, then lovely clear sunny and warm days, which beats the 40 + degree summer days with over 50 in the cab.
Last weekend, a couple of light-ups, driving and firing and Sunday of guarding. Living the dream.



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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:15 pm

The weekend plan is to cook the back head in place. All seems to be structurally as it should be and square. I poured a lot of silver into this assemblage of copper, I was not all that pleased with the neatness, but that is an adjustment to working with copper rather than steel.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:00 pm

Looks pretty tidy to me!

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:19 am

Love the photos Dazza, especially the one with all the steam coming from Gympie.... :thumbright: :thumbright:

The soldering looks neat to me also. You won't see the inside stuff will you......
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:52 pm

Finished cleaning up the boiler. When I was brazing in the back head I had the smoke box end up and flowing the filler in, the water gauge bush actually touches the inner box and or very close to the outer wrapper and silver flowed and flowed with out me noticing and I got a huge fillets on the outside of the bushes which I discovered when I flipped it over. Working on my hydro test rig now. Off to Gympie tomorrow for three days at the Rattler. One day cleaning 974 and then two days of firing and driving, living the dream.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 pm

Nicely done and it looks beautiful all cleaned up!

I do like a newly finished boiler.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by DonW » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:44 pm

Impressive neat work.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by FWLR » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:58 am

Nicely done.... :thumbright:
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by BorisSpencer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:20 am

I don't comment on many threads, but that is a lovely piece of work Dazza.

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Thank you every for your kind comments. They are much appreciated. I just try to do my best and to share the fun.
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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:53 pm

Called into my clubs "Track and Tent" run day, ground and elevated track. To be honest, riding, driving around with no passengers does not inspire me, I need a purpose to drive and run a loco, small or full size. Not to take away from the chaps enjoying them selves, but for this spud it is the passengers that make it all a real purpose to function. Perhaps I am more interested in making stuff when I can scrape the time for it and my time line to gain the knowledge and skills to make my magnum opus one day. Any how I bought some materials from a trade supplier. Sunday was in the Red Room and complete the hydro test rig. However I made the take off for checking the little gauge between the pump and valve. DOH! Not thinking clearly. I will sort that later this week.

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The 1/4 BSP valve I had in the odds and ends box is not up to the job, it is leaking so I cannot maintain pressure. I will organise a replacement this week.

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No boiler leaks, bone dry. YAY !

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Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Post by DonW » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:39 pm

It is always a good moment when something passes a test. Mind you having seen the photos of your soldering I think we all would have been surprised if it did leak.

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