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by shayloco
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

This Camelback runs at Pioneer Valley LS in Massachusetts:
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by shayloco
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 7339

Re: Trailer Features

This thread was very timely for me. I just bought a 7x16 trailer with vee nose along with some e-track. I would have ordered a short height trailer but the comments and photos here convinced me to stay with standard height. This thread was in exactly the right place or I may have missed it. Thanks t...
by shayloco
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FS Bronze Couplers 1 1/2" scale ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: FS Bronze Couplers 1 1/2" scale

Hi Brian- How many bronze couplers are for sale for $60?
-Larry
by shayloco
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need ingenious solution??!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Need ingenious solution??!!

I agree with Marty. Use an o-ring and forget about it. I don’t use packing anymore. When I do a rebuild or a repair I install o-rings.
by shayloco
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Got Logs?
Replies: 3
Views: 618

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: 11
Views: 2817

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: 11
Views: 2817

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: 1107

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: 758

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: 1011

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: 1216

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: 795

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.