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by Brian Hilgert
Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

While I worked on the smoke box front, I was able to take a couple of breaks and form the false throat sheet.
I basically just followed Jack Bodenmann's process which he outlined in several of his build logs. Thank you Jack!
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by Brian Hilgert
Thu May 07, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Some more progress on the shay, mostly on the smokebox front. Work on the rotary table. I don't know why but I love using the rotary table. Making provisions for the pads for the smoke box door dogs. I machined slots and just placed the pads in for this picture. IMG_2407.jpg After installing the pad...
by Brian Hilgert
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 2376

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Very nice! Will you be making casting available for purchase? Hint hint.
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Hello all, Thanks for the nice comments. John, you are correct, these are valves just to isolate the injector in case it needs removal under steam. The plan is to have a dummy scale injector that will just act as a starter valve with the real injector down under the running boards. Hello Tristan, Th...
by Brian Hilgert
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Thanks, I cant remember why I could not use a piece of dom. It was either the Stack ID or OD or the combo of both that I couldn't get the correct size. The worst thing to do is hand me actual railroad drawings. As for the turret, I do like the fact that it is all external to the boiler, I will be ab...
by Brian Hilgert
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

The Smoke box front was also started. Nothing too exciting
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by Brian Hilgert
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

I started on the Smoke box front and decided to machine my own instead of using castings. The smoke box door was designed in cad using the Lima drawings as a reference. Within the cad drawing, I plotted out the X/Y for the dome part of the door, chucked up a 1" thick steel disc and started cutting w...
by Brian Hilgert
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Its such a small project in comparison to your shay.
- Still a work of Art!
Did you have your engine on display at the cabin fever show back in January?
Yes Sir, Below is a pic of it at the show.
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by Brian Hilgert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Thanks Scott. I appreciate the comments. My dad showed me some pictures of your Heisler. Very Nice!
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

Gorgeous machine work on that stack!
Thank you!
It came out a lot better than I expected.

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by Brian Hilgert
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 238
Views: 101440

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

More parts for the turret,
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I still need to tap some of the pipe threads a little deeper
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