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by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 116010

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Learn something new every day. Thank you!
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by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 116010

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Thanks Tristan,
I'm not sure what a scarf joint is but it looks like I'll have to do the same. LOL
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 116010

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Very nice. Thank you!
One more question, Where did you purchase your wood for the running boards? I cant find any sources that will offer 6+ feet for the fireman's side.

Thanks,
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by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 116010

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Looking good! how did you do the curve sections? just bent it around a piece of pipe?
by Brian Hilgert
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

Mount at the firebox are all finished and welded to the boiler. I tacked the sides and welded the tops of the mounts, After I took this photo, I took the boiler off and finished welding the sides. With my welding skills, (or lack of) I need to get into the most comfortable position as possible. IMG_...
by Brian Hilgert
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

No hollow staybolts, may just be an illusion with the photos.
by Brian Hilgert
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

Took a look at the garage seals last night. yeah, they are shot. I am going to make a trap door for the upstairs and shut off the upstairs head unit and only run the heat down stairs... maybe in the summer, I'll reverse it and only run the AC upstairs. Nice find on your welder. its a great feeling k...
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

that's great you have most of the toys at home to build this beast. Thanks, I have been very blessed on finding someone else's junk. Or what they thought was junk. All my metal cutting machines were, at one time or another, scheduled to be scraped. My Garage doors are solid wood. I was thinking of ...
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Looking good Brian! Interesting to see the different interpretations everyone is building off of Johns drawings and castings
Thanks!. Just like the real one, no two were the same.
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

In the last post, I have the boiler just setting on the frame and supported with wood for mockup. I am in the process now of building the mounts to officially mount the boiler to the frame. The next set of photos show the dog bone links that mount from the frame to the smokebox. IMG_5892.JPG IMG_589...
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 51309

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

Well, its been a long time since I have posted anything, It's been a busy year, I finally finished insulating the top and bottom of the garage and have about 70% of the drywall hung upstairs. Downstairs is 1/2" OSB board for durability. The plan is to use the upstairs as a man cave, HO or On30 layou...
by Brian Hilgert
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building My 2.5" 20 Ton Shay
Replies: 30
Views: 8660

Re: Building My 2.5" 20 Ton Shay

My suggestion is if you want to build a 3 cyl shay, order the extra cylinder and cross head guide. Use Johns design for the 2 cyl., add a 3rd cylinder, fabricate the bottom bracket, offset the crank by 60 deg and build a 3 cylinder engine. Once you see the engine running on the work bench, that will...