Spring Creek Railroad
G Scale Model Railway
Conductor Jerry Barnes
Engineer Jerry Barnes
Jerry's New One Cylinder Shay's
Shays were geared locomotives, mainly used in logging and mining. They could climb steep slopes and negotiate
tight curves. They were usually narrow gauge, with 30" between the rails. You can read about they here: http://www.gearedsteam.com/ . You will also find the other two types of geared locomotives there, the Climax and Heisler.
Jerry had made a Shay before, in live steam (seen on
this page after the one cylinder Shay).
It was a 3 cylinder shay, but he liked the looks of the two cylinder shays better.
He tried out the pvc T boiler shape here, with the one cylinder.
Jerry got the gear/motor alignment figured out so everything
The trucks got their final assembly with Loctite.
Jerry decided to plank the deck, also trial fitting the boiler.
The motor from a VCR fits up inside the boiler. Tight
Here you can see the collars attached to the crankshaft.
In this detail shot you can see the collars attached
to the brass
He is making some u-joints as he did for his live steam
shay, this is
Jerry used thin plywood as the base for the cab pieces.
At this angle you can see the boiler front that was
On this closeup you can see the drive shafts and u-joints.
Jerry made more progress on his one cylinder shay.
Here you can see the boiler front that Jerry glued
a piece of
In this detail shot of the stack you can see the rivet
OneCYlShTrks--Jerry had to discard his homemade Shay
Jerry got everything all hooked up and the castings/parts
A short Vidoe Clip of the running of the One Cylinder Shay
Jerry's Live Steam Shay
In 1996 Jerry was looking for a new engine project.
He wanted a shay but back in those dark ages of this hobby
Jerry's New Shay's
Shays were geared locomotives, mainly used in logging and mining. They could climb steep slopes and negotiate tight curves. They were usually narrow gauge, with 30" between the rails. You can read about they here: http://www.gearedsteam.com/ . You will also find the other two types of geared locomotives there, the Climax and Heisler.
Jerry had made a Shay before, in live steam(seen on this page). He had since acquired a Bachaman Shay shell that he rebuilt, it needed a tender/roof/smokestack/new power trucks. It is battery powered.
Two Cylinder Shay Build
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