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Old 7th December 2008, 15:53   #1
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Default A Shay for the Bear Creek Lbr & RR

Hello,

yesterday, I recieved the wheelsets for my Shay project in 2"-scale. This are the first parts for my Shay-project and it's good to have them here.



The bevel gears are also on the way and I hope I'll get them next week. This parts are needed to finish the drawings of the trucks and set up the order list for my local iron dealer.

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Old 7th December 2008, 17:05   #2
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nice subject Gerd -I'm looking forward to this.
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Old 7th December 2008, 21:46   #3
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Those wheels look nice Gerd,I look forward to seeing this project taking shape.
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Old 8th December 2008, 17:21   #4
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I got the gears today ;-)

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Old 8th December 2008, 22:28   #5
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All these parts look like they could be heavy,what type of metal are the made of Gerd ?
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Old 9th December 2008, 07:39   #6
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It's all steel. One wheelset weights 1193 gramm, while the large bevel gears are listed with 312 gramm and the pinions with 58 gramm.

But the bevel gears will loose some weight on the late to match with the wheel, as also the wheel and axle has to be cut to size for matching with the pedestal.

Here's a first front view of the truck. Side view will follow today.


PS.: My first draft in Excel shows approx 10 kg for each truck.

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Old 16th December 2008, 07:24   #7
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First progress is done !!!

I spend 1.5h on the lathe last evening and reworked the wheel and gear to fit to a Shay wheelset.

The gears are shortend by 3mm on the rear and bored to 26mm. The wheel was turned to a press fit with the gear in the second step. At last, I made a ring from a large washer that will represent the gear mounting on the wheel.



At this time, all parts are just fitted together without screws. But it's a great feeling to hold this wheelset in the hand and to know "this will be a Shay some day" ;-)

Tommorrow, I'll be off for x-mas vacation, so progress will stop for the one and a half week or more. But the project is started.

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Great work Gerd,I look forward to seeing that wheelset turn into a shay.
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Old 20th December 2008, 12:50   #9
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a wheel set that weighs over a kilo. Thats proper model railroading! great craftsmanship Gerd.
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Old 20th December 2008, 23:39   #10
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Well Simon, after years of experience in smaller scales, building in 2"-scale feels like working on a real railroad.

Two days ago, I recieved 15 more kilos of steel in form of flatbar and blocks. All this stuff will be needed to form the trucks. The drawings are neraly completed, but most of the construction is planed in my mind.


Sorry for the bad quality. I used my handy cam.

Here's a preview of the trucks in different views. I can't wait for Wednesday to come home and made some progress.



BTW, I'll get a milling maschine in January, so my workshop is nearly completed. I also updated my website for the Shay-project at www.shay.de.ki

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