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by shayloco
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Got Logs?
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Got Logs?

John,

Looks good!

Bring that rig to MCC for the logging meet and we will have some Shays, a Climax and a Heisler to move the logging cars. Plus the logging line itself with the two switchbacks to provide some work for the locos.

-Larry
by shayloco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale

Bruce, I sent you a PM, please check your in box.
by shayloco
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale

Looks like it was based on a Kozo Climax. Kozo provided scaling factors to build in larger than 3/4” scale. One of these factors was to build to 7.5” gauge, 1.6” scale which would be about 7% larger than 1.5” scale. Most builders make changes or have preferences when they build a loco. Could be the ...
by shayloco
Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

John-

Just double the Harris plans. They are a credible set of plans for an American steam donkey. There is a seller on eBay who offers a cast iron cylinder and flywheel that may be suitable for this size.

-Larry
by shayloco
Fri May 04, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Website - Event Calendar and Documentation PDFs
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: EE Website - Event Calendar and Documentation PDFs

Anthony-

Using your oil atomizer on a 1-1/2" scale Shay, seems to be working well. When do you plan on having more available?

Can you add recommended air intake sizes and locations to the atomizer documentation?

-Larry
by shayloco
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc

Plain PTFE is fine for that brake valve. .0138" should also be fine, too. The PTFE disc is held in position with a post inside the brake valve so that it does not rotate with the valve. I know because I just replaced that disc in Nelson's brake valve. I now own that Shay. The original PTFE disc was ...
by shayloco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small displacement lubricator?
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Small displacement lubricator?

The lubricator doesn't have to be next to the pump. You can put it out of sight of the pump. I would have said in the cab but lubricators tend to drip and make a mess. There are Chinese made lubricators on eBay, just search on "live steam lubricator". They have both sight glass types and non-sight g...
by shayloco
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simulated wood grain on metal?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Simulated wood grain on metal?

I first made my Shay cab out of aluminum. Didn't like it. I covered it with 1/8" thick oak strips glued to the aluminum. Looks great and is strong. I used Gorilla glue. Then I did the same to my walkways. Over 12 years ago and no problems at all. The oak has taken a nice patina with age.
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 2611

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

Sixteen bucks isn't too bad, when you consider the hassle of making that many cuts through thick tubing, oneself... Here's a quote from Speedy Metals: "Speedy Metals® custom cuts to any length and has NO CUTTING CHARGES and NO MINIMUMS!" I say the "Process Fee" is a cutting charge. The first time I...
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 2611

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

shayloco writes: > I have bought thick wall pipe cut-offs from Speedy Metals. They sell by the inch. This was a good deal until they started adding a "specialty fee" or whatever they called it. What did you order that got that? I just ran a dummy order for DOM tubing and I see no added fees. In fac...
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 2611

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

I have bought thick wall pipe cut-offs from Speedy Metals. They sell by the inch. This was a good deal until they started adding a "specialty fee" or whatever they called it. They claim no cutting fees, but that is just what the specialty fee is. However, you may still find that buying thick wall pi...
by shayloco
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller

It is not really difficult to make your own tube roller. Since you won't be rolling boiler after boiler you don't have to harden the tapered shaft. I used hardened dowel pins for the rollers. There have been published plans by Jesse Livingston as already mentioned, plus Rich Dean and at least one mo...