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Old 28th December 2008, 17:20   #11
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Well the first chapter, the wheelsets, is completed.



Here's also a shot with an Bachmann G-scale figure to show the size of the Shay-project.



Data of this chapter are :
9 hours
162 parts (including screws and nuts)
5.94 kg

Another good news is, that I'll get a milling machine on 8th January. With this mill, I'll have all equipment that's needed to finish this project.

Bye, Gerd
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Old 28th December 2008, 18:28   #12
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Impressive and good to see the scale of this project, keep on posting them updates Gerd.
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Old 29th December 2008, 00:01   #13
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That's some fine engineering Gerd,she's going to be a real goer.
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Old 31st December 2008, 17:13   #14
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Hello all,

today, I took some 25x25mm steel bar and cut 8 33mm long pieces for the journal boxes. I use roll bearings for all axles, so I bored holes and pre-finished the first pair.



See also a small clip here => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guKnFYebQuI

With this pics, I wish you all a good start into 2009 and we'll see us next year ;-)

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Old 2nd January 2009, 23:35   #15
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just caught up with your thread gerd and watched your video. very good work. are you working from plans or is this work all freelance out of your own head?

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Old 3rd January 2009, 00:26   #16
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Hi doug,

I use the books from Kozo Hiroka "Building the Shay" and "Building the new Shay" for reference and ideas, but I'm building a freelanced Shay "out of my own mind".

I actually decided to build an T-boiler class A Shay instead of the Molino Shay as mentioned before. The Molino boiler is very small and mostly hidden by the tender tank, so i can't reach the backhead to operate the loco.

By building a T-boiler, I'll also have some other ideas, how to make the loco convertiable with different cab styles and others.

At last, here's a new photo with all journal boxes finished. Now I'll take a break for one week until I my new milling machine will arrive. I'll then proceed with the pedestals, made from flatbar.



There's also a new clip at Youtube, showing the work of gravity and roll bearings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCYewdqB2yc

Regrads, Gerd
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thats better gert. nice to see it as a running chassis

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Old 3rd January 2009, 08:11   #18
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Looks like it runs nice and smooth.
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Old 3rd January 2009, 11:15   #19
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Hi Gerd,

Great to see a loco built up from components made up on your lathe this is going to be one impressive project i will be following your progress with anticipation.
The video shows the quality of engineering
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Nice smooth looking gear work there Gerd,things are going well then.
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