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Tim's Shay

I started building this 2-1/4 inch scale, 7-1/4 inch gauge Shay around 1997. It should be finished by now, but other things keep getting in the way (like photography). It is being built mostly by scratch - I used Stuart castings for the cylinders. I am using (and slightly modifying) the plans of the Mich-Cal Shay #2 from the book "Logging with Steam" by W.M. Harris; published by the Village press (Live Steam magazine). It will probably be fired with kerosene.
Test fit
Test fit
Brake shoe detail
Brake shoe detail
Springs and roller
Springs and roller
Truck with brake gear
Truck with brake gear
Engine parts
Engine parts
cylinders
cylinders
universal joints
universal joints
engine frame
engine frame
crankshaft and rods
crankshaft and rods
truck
truck
gear drive
gear drive
truck detail
truck detail
truck bottom
truck bottom
T-boiler
T-boiler
fire tubes
fire tubes
fire box
fire box
backhead
backhead
code
code
On30 Shay
On30 Shay
plans
plans