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 Posted: Sat Jun 8th, 2013 04:53 am
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peter



Joined: Sun Oct 30th, 2011
Location: Pilar, Argentina
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Hi very skilled people of Freerails

I haven´t post anything in a long time,
since I haven´t made much progress on the On30 field
(nor the rolling stock or the layout).

But I keep logging in to Freerails every now and then to read some posts.
And since am here, I thought of posting something you may like.

Here are a couple of pictures of a large scale narrow gauge Shay,
we built a couple years ago.

The prototype was a two foot gauge Shay,
from The 'Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon R.R.' in New Mexico.






The scale is 1:10

It measures 100 cm. long (39" without the couplers)
23 cm. wide (9")   and 33 cm. tall. (13")
It weights about 35 kg.

This is an exhibition model only so it´s not powered,
but you can see the operation of the valves, when you push it back and forth.


The engine was built mostly in steel, chassis, boiler and most of the trucks,
but has a lot of bronze parts and details. 

The water tank was hand crafted in brass.
The chimney, steam and sand domes are bronze cast, as well as the journal boxes. 
The wheels were machined out of a steel bar.

I had the chance to participate in the project, by building the cedar wood cab,
it features operating windows and roof hatch. 


We build this engine and a couple of cars,
along with their exhibition base for a private collector in Switzerland. 
We produced 5 of these, but unfortunately for lack of time, we could assemble only one



















































Hope you like it, leave your comments.

Get in my Facebook page, to see more pictures of our work.

http://www.facebook.com/samtrainsmodels 


Please note that this is a fan page that contain only pictures, this is not our professional page,
we don't sell any products or offer any professional services here.

This Facebook page is intended as a media to share pictures and techniques,
get in touch with modellers around the world, and to promote the hobby.  


  
Thanks,

Peter





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