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rhomeeyeball
post Dec 15 2012, 09:53 AM
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I am building a roundhouse Shay for use on a new logging layout. Following Jeff's book and Garrattfan's web page (gonna build a Garratt one day). So far everything is going fine. I have discarded the MDC gear box even with the NWSL gears it sounded like a coffee grinder. I have installed a NWSL transfer gearbox and now I think I'll be able to hear the sound decoder I have planned fo this Shay. I have already built the Echo Mountain Metal Cab and I will use the straight boiler I got from On Trac. Now I am waiting for the detail set I ordered from David Hoffman and the cast metal side frames from Echo Mountain, I already have the oil bunker from them. This shay will not be from a prototype as my logging and minning layout will be free lance. There was both coal mining and logging in my area so it will be my railroad.
I have two questions now: I have so many parts left over I am looking for another MDC shay kit. I don't do business with ebay anymore. Does anyone have one of these sitting around gathering dust you would part with for a reasonable price? Also I know where I can get a Keystone Shay. Has anyone built and installed the NWSL kit to power it? They look cool.
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post Dec 17 2012, 03:02 PM
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David,
is that MDC Shay a 2 or 3 trucker ?
the 2 truck ones seemed OK,but the 3 truckers were another story.
as for the Keytone Shay Kit,realize that they were Meant as Static Display
units,not running locos.
have read an article on useing the Powering Kit way back about 1980,not sure
if it was in RMC or Prototype Modeler ?
the unit did run,but dont think it was a "Drop In" type conversion.
Good Luck with that project.
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post Dec 17 2012, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE (rhomeeyeball @ Dec 15 2012, 10:53 AM) *
Howdy

I am building a roundhouse Shay for use on a new logging layout. Following Jeff's book and Garrattfan's web page (gonna build a Garratt one day). So far everything is going fine. I have discarded the MDC gear box even with the NWSL gears it sounded like a coffee grinder. I have installed a NWSL transfer gearbox and now I think I'll be able to hear the sound decoder I have planned fo this Shay. I have already built the Echo Mountain Metal Cab and I will use the straight boiler I got from On Trac. Now I am waiting for the detail set I ordered from David Hoffman and the cast metal side frames from Echo Mountain, I already have the oil bunker from them. This shay will not be from a prototype as my logging and minning layout will be free lance. There was both coal mining and logging in my area so it will be my railroad.
I have two questions now: I have so many parts left over I am looking for another MDC shay kit. I don't do business with ebay anymore. Does anyone have one of these sitting around gathering dust you would part with for a reasonable price? Also I know where I can get a Keystone Shay. Has anyone built and installed the NWSL kit to power it? They look cool.
Thanks


Mine is a two truck Shay. I do realise that the Keystone was supposed to be a static model, but I like a challenge and NWSL used to make a power kit for it.

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post Dec 18 2012, 07:42 AM
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David, if you try to mate those two you are in for a real challenge and maybe a lot of disappointment. I had a friend of mine (the original MR. PLASTER) try to build one of those things. The major problem was the soft metal of the Keystone kit trying to mate up with the hard metal of the NWSL powering kit. He never got it fully functional, but he did get it to run.



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post Dec 18 2012, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (dti406 @ Dec 18 2012, 08:42 AM) *
David, if you try to mate those two you are in for a real challenge and maybe a lot of disappointment. I had a friend of mine (the original MR. PLASTER) try to build one of those things. The major problem was the soft metal of the Keystone kit trying to mate up with the hard metal of the NWSL powering kit. He never got it fully functional, but he did get it to run.


Thanks for the advice everyone. I got to hold a keystone Shay recently and I can see what you are talking about. Wish there was another choice for a small Shay, but I have enough stuff sitting around here without buying more.

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post Dec 21 2012, 06:26 PM
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I recieved the metal sideframes for my Shay today from Echo Mountain. I can finish the frame and running gear now. Still waiting on the detail set from David Hoffman. Now we get to see how the running gear will work out.

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post Dec 22 2012, 02:58 PM
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David, You seem to have quite an undertaking at hand. Keep us posted on how it goes. It sure sounds like an interesting and challenging project.



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post Dec 31 2012, 11:45 PM
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Well I got all the parts I need now after I recieved the parts from D. Hoffman. I will take picftures as I go along. I have almost enugh stuff for two shays. All I need is the frame, trucks and piston assembly and I could build a second one. If I cannot find another one after I get through with the first one I will order the parts to build the second one from David Hoffman.


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post Dec 27 2013, 07:10 AM
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We need an update here!


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As I've been absent, I've missed a good bit, but I'll have to 2nd Karl's "Motion"!! wink.gif


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4 and a half years...... mellow.gif Miss all the guys that don't run by here any more.


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