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GundyGuy

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James Leffel Restoration
« on: 27 May, 2012, 06:31:43 pm »
Well the restoration begins
I started the strip down
getting the Boiler Sand blasted in the next few days
Then going to pull the chassis apart and blasted and painted
I am still looking for a Pneumatic Riveting Hammer to replace some rivets

Boiler work first as the rest is Good






woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #1 on: 29 May, 2012, 08:22:51 pm »
interesting boiler innards, ive never seen such a large boiler tube as that middle one....
whats the story with it?
i would love to see ANY more photos of this boiler......
woody

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #2 on: 30 May, 2012, 11:53:01 am »
woody,

It's a return flue boiler.
Cairns, Queensland

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #3 on: 30 May, 2012, 02:07:54 pm »
you in cairns franco? got any steamers?
i have a pneumatic rivetteing hammer gundyguy, got it today, but it would be a bugger to get it to you! maybe next time i drive down you could have a loan, but i dont know how long til then!

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #4 on: 30 May, 2012, 03:05:58 pm »
you in cairns franco? got any steamers?

woody,

Yes - at Edmonton. Alas, no steamers - a couple of old cars though. Which sugar mill do you work at? I spent some years at both Hambledon and Mulgrave.

Frank.
Cairns, Queensland

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #5 on: 30 May, 2012, 04:25:31 pm »
you in cairns franco? got any steamers?
i have a pneumatic rivetteing hammer gundyguy, got it today, but it would be a bugger to get it to you! maybe next time i drive down you could have a loan, but i dont know how long til then!

Got any photos of the Hammer or maybe brand and model number
I will be needing one very soon
Maybe you could stick it on TNT or NQX and i will pay you the freight to Yandina, 4561

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #6 on: 30 May, 2012, 04:27:29 pm »
interesting boiler innards, ive never seen such a large boiler tube as that middle one....
whats the story with it?
i would love to see ANY more photos of this boiler......
woody

The main Flue is the fire box so to speak. It has a grate along it to put the fire

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #7 on: 30 May, 2012, 08:10:21 pm »
franco, im at mulgrave, driving locos this season, and the steam hammer i have is from there, but i live out at bartle frere. were you a tradie?
gundyguy, i litterally just picked it up today, havent even dusted it off yet, it was covered in bagasse and dust....... but it is in wonderful condition.... i will get back to you in regards to serial/ maker..... i am flying down to brisbane in a week and a half, but have no carry on baggage paid for, so i wouldnt even be able to bring it down then.....
have you rivetted before?

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #8 on: 30 May, 2012, 09:00:50 pm »
ok dusted off, ingersoll rand size 9A
serial: A38666
no photos yet

fowler4826

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #9 on: 02 June, 2012, 12:12:35 pm »
I got my rivrter from here they have all the spares you will need If you can get one that will do7/8 rivets.

Cheers Jason.

 http://stores.ebay.com/E-Airtool-1/_i.html?_fsub=232978010

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #10 on: 02 June, 2012, 06:00:37 pm »
i like that return flue idea.... gets me thinkin..... any shots of the old girl complete  marc?

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #11 on: 03 June, 2012, 04:59:31 pm »
Have a look at these








GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #12 on: 03 June, 2012, 05:19:01 pm »
I pulled all the wagon apart today
The wheels and axles are in perfect condition
Off to be blasted and primed
I was going to paint the chassis black and the wheels Red
What do you all think

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #13 on: 03 June, 2012, 08:08:49 pm »
i reckon its a good start.... im just jealous you have such a wonderful boiler/engine!
i like that design, and i may replicate it.....
did it come with guages and valves?
what colour are you painting the shell?
and what is that magnificent truck doing in the background?
is it stored at the museum?

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #14 on: 07 June, 2012, 04:59:01 pm »
These photos are from where i bought it
The truck is long gone
The boiler will be black with some red on the wagon and engine
So are you able to post the Air Rivetter down as a COD for Post?