2 1/2" Shay Castings

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2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by FLSTEAM » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:44 pm

Castings for the 20 Ton Shay are available and the drawings.
These include:
Drivers ( tread finishes from 6 to 6.125" )
Right & left truck journals
Center truck pedistal
Engine base
Crosshead guide
Cylinders & heads
Steam chest & cover
Smoke stack base & ring
Fire door & ring
Bronze ecentrics
Steam/sand dome base (not shown)
Left & right tension rod bases
Polling pockets

John Buckwalter
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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by RCW » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:22 pm

Castings look nice. Got a larger picture of the finished product?
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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:22 pm

Here is the latest picture of the "Finished Product"

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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by Hudson Honey » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:09 pm

that is really a nice looking Locomotive


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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:18 pm

Thanks Pam

I think your work is far and above my toys. I am looking forward to seeing your project done.

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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by medicmike » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:23 pm

Hi John,

What is the price for the castings and prints?

Great looking Shay by the way!

Thanks :mrgreen:

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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by Lovesthedrive » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:17 am

Will be buying it in pieces, and starting with the engine. I figure if I can make the engine, the rest is easy.
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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by Rwilliams » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:50 pm

Looks like a Michigan-California shay kicked up a bit without the T boiler and a nice tank. The domes give it a more modern appearance. I have a 1.5 scale Michigan-California shay that was never finished. The thought of kicking it up to a very rare 3 truck version with more water capacity is a serious thought. The more original factory tank and more modern domes will certainly give it a look much like your beautiful shay.

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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by Lovesthedrive » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:14 pm

Agreed, having it as a third truck would also long legged people such as myself more tail room. But for now I will stick with the plans, worry about kit bashing later.
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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by FLSTEAM » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Actually the 20Ton Shay is over 50% bigger than the Mich-Cal. If you look at Mill Creek Central's site under Logging meet you will see both Shays. Take a close look and you will see the difference. A three truck would put you too far back from the controls.

http://millcreekcentral.com/News/2011Ne ... deshow.htm

If you are a big person ( I weight 170 lbs. ) you might want to consider the engine Tim Szabo in Ohio is building. It is a Class B 45 Ton Narrow gauge Shay. I have seen the frame on the trucks. WOW is it going to be big. He is using the castings from the 20 Ton except for the engine base which he has fabricated.

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Re: 2 1/2" Shay Castings

Post by SZuiderveen » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:58 pm

For an example, see John Frederick's electric Shay below, from the CALS website. Because it is electric, he can drive it from the second tender.

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