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by Soot n' Cinders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193413

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Berkman wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Looks awesome! What's next to do after the cab?
Step boards and domes. Other stuff is in the works as well. I need to source a decent sounding bell as well.
by Soot n' Cinders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193413

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

More work on the cab! Actually quite a bit since the last post. Both side walls are basically complete, just awaiting glue. The engineers side needs a notch cut in it as well. But work is progressing on the roof rafters and front wall. Trying to decide how to handle the center panel on the front wal...
by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door
Replies: 23
Views: 1920

Re: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door

Oh, yeah Ridgeway is gone. I don’t know anybody who can get a response from them.
Maybe someone here has drawings and you can make one from bar stock
by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door
Replies: 23
Views: 1920

Re: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door

I would check with Tom Artzberger. I’m pretty sure he at least has castings for them
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193413

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Been a while since the last update, been learning about woodworking and making some test shavings. But have the framing for the engineers side roughed in. Still needs a little fine tuning and then holes for the dowel joints drilled. But can’t assemble it anyway till I have the wood for the inset pan...
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 27
Views: 5288

Re: Free 2D CAD Software?

Fusion360 does have a bit of a learning curve, but theres lots of videos on YouTube about how to accomplish various tasks. Its my go to for CAD these days, I loved Solidworks, but I cant afford it
by Soot n' Cinders
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2 1/2 in. Heisler
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: 2 1/2 in. Heisler

I would think maybe a 90* zerk fitting and grease the wrist pins. As for the crosshead guides, with that 45* angle making things trickier, maybe just one big cup on the upper part of each guide and let gravity deal with getting the oil onto the lower guide surface. As for Nelson Riedel, I can still ...
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 840
Views: 193413

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

More work on the shay now that school is out for the holidays. Got the cab all mocked up in foam board. Had to enlarge it a little bit from the prints because the decking on my shay is wider than the prints call for. I’ve already tested it out some by climbing up on the stand but I’ll take the whole...
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kit Iron Castings
Replies: 16
Views: 2616

Re: Kit Iron Castings

For the small equipment like we have, making things like wheels and cylinders our of grey iron has never been an issue that I've seen. There have been a few cases of chipped flanges, but the ones Ive seen were usually pretty thin to begin with. I have grey iron drivers on my shay and so far they don...
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

Hallo Soot n' Cinders, Your idea using a simple gear wheel instead of a sophisticated turbine blade wheel to me seems o.k.! Makes just a small difference using the same nozzle. Choose a wheel made of aluminium of the biggest diameter fitting into your housing. That cheap DC-motor of your choice is ...
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:48 am
Please keep us posted — how about a build diary?
I will if I venture into this. Running out of free time at the moment.
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

I figured I may give it a shot since the generator is only $25. Would have to see if 3000rpm is fast enough to generate enough torque to make 15w of electricity. And just to be clear, I wouldnt use a true turbine blade. Too difficult to make. What I would use is a paddle wheel turbine, or a vane mot...