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Old 20th September 2010, 07:35   #111
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Well Tedh, I've to build nearly all missing parts. The whole boiler is still missing. What you see in the pictures is just a moke-up from plastic tubes.

Yesterday, I made some progress on the cranks, but I wasn't able to finish up the whole crank shaft. But I hope to get them done this week, to show the crank shaft beside the Shay on an open day at our club layout.


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Old 20th September 2010, 18:34   #112
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Looks good. I'm not a lathe person myself, but I appreciate the skill.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 07:35   #113
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Well, the main part of the crank shaft is done. Still missing are the excenters for the valve gear. I'll add them next.

First I set the last batch of holes and filed the cranks to their final shape.
Then I pressed in the shafts and added pins to hold them in place. At last, I added the clamp bands around the cranks as detail.


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Old 23rd September 2010, 19:40   #114
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Yet more amazing engineering Gerd. Well done.

Doug.
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Old 19th January 2011, 16:13   #115
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... updates? I want to see this thing self propelled!
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Old 19th January 2011, 16:57   #116
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Me too .........
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Old 19th January 2011, 18:31   #117
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Hello guys, I'm sorry, but there's no new progress yet. But I bought some valves and other stuff for this Shay on a convention last weekend.

I'm looking forward to get some progress done next week. So let's hope for the best.

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Old 21st January 2011, 09:23   #118
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Hello,

I made the steam manifold yesterday. All valves and the pressure gauge are bougth from a dealer. The rest was made from brass.



Next I'll make the water tank and install water valves for bypass and injector.

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Old 2nd October 2011, 23:05   #119
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Lets see more . . . how are you doing on this project ? ? ?
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Old 2nd December 2011, 15:50   #120
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Slowly.....

Hello all,
I did start with the steam engine but it will take some more month to get her finished.

Here're some photos of the cylinders in progress and neraly finished.

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Next I start with the cylinder collumns and I had a lot of trouble with this parts. On the prototype, this parts are cast iron. For my model I'll dig them out of massiv steel blocks to look like cast iron... It's a mess, but the result is worth the hours of milling and filling....

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Meanwhile, the boiler is also under construction at the boiler maker and will arrive in early 2012.

Due to business travel and holidays, it will take up to the late January for new progress... But I look forward to get this project finished in 2012

Oh, and don't forget to visit the homepage to find many progress photos and descriptions !!!

Bye, Gerd
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