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jeanluc83
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Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 pm

I've been lurking for a couple of months now and figured I would finally post something.

This is a project that I started a bit over 20 years ago as a teenager. I worked on it on and off over the years but never really got back into it. I have finally settled down somewhere I can get a shop set up and hopefully finish it.

I was planning on a more ambitious build once I got the shop set up but after much debating I’ve decided to take up this old project again. It is fairly straight forward and it will give me a chance to get back up to speed. It has been about 10 years since I’ve done any real machine work so a bit of practice is in order. It will also be kind of neat to actually finish something that I started over 20 years ago.

The wheels and axels are complete as well as the frame. The trucks are about 50% done. It is a bit rusty from storage but I don’t anticipate needing to remake anything that is already done.

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With everything else I have going on I’ll be happy if I can get the chassis and drive gear done by fall. Then I’ll tackle the engine next winter.

There are some design changes that I’ll likely make along the way but I’ll probably stick to the original as much as possible.

I have the original build series from Live Steam, is it worth getting the CliShay book as well? Is there any new information in the book or is it pretty much a reprint of the original series?

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NP317
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by NP317 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:59 am

Get the book.
I have both the original Live Steam magazines and the book. You will enjoy the convenience of the book.

With all those parts already built, it should be fun to finish your Clishay!
~RN

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by steamingon » Thu May 09, 2019 4:34 am

Alterations in design of the Clishay appeared in Modeltec magazine.

First was a design for a steel firetube boiler in March 19994

Second was a new engine with larger cylinders and geared 1:1 so it could "run with the big boys" in the June-July 2000 issue.

jeanluc83
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Thu May 09, 2019 6:39 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll probably pick up the book. I already copied the articles and have them in a binder but it would be nice to have a bound book.

I'll have to look into getting those back issues of modeltec. A quick search on eBay turned up nothing. I may have to play the waiting game until they are listed.

I had already decided to go with a fire tube boiler. I don't have a problem designing my own but it would be nice to have an existing design to work off of.

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by Venturion » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:18 am

I have tried to order the book "Build the Clishay" for more than a year. I live in South Africa and most of the companies don't ship to South Africa. I am desperately looking for book or other info, plans to build a Clishay.

Any assistance would be highly appreciated

jeanluc83
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:07 pm

There is a seller on eBay with a few copies that you might try. South Africa isn't ispecifically listed in the list of places he won't ship to but it is a pretty big list.

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