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 Posted: Sat Jun 8th, 2013 03:53 am
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Hi very skilled people of Freerails

I haven´t post anything in a long time since I heven´t made much progress on the On30 field (nor the rolling stock or the layout). But I keep logging in to free rails 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 RR. 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 wheel were machined out of a steel bar. I had the chance to participate in the project by building  the cedar wood cab, it feature 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 produce 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.

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Please note that this is a fan page that contain only pictures, this is not our proffesional page, we dont sell any products or offer any proffesional sevices here. This Facebook page is intented 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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39"...... Holy Smokes!

Power that and you could almost ride it! LOL!

Very cool Peter, thanks for sharing.



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Peter,

I think that you just made Woodie a very happy man with those photos of a extremely fine model!

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Yep, that is one fine model...even more so since it is SCPA&M #3. I am very happy to know that the Silver City narrow gauge is not forgotten, at least in Argentina and Tejas! I could stand more photos.

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Thanks for the comments! Here are some more pictures of the engine and the cars.  

A Gondola with the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington lettering and a Sandy River short caboose. Now I don't think these cars have prototypes, they are more freelanced models based on similar 2 foot gauge equipment.

The guy with the long hair is my father Ricardo. He is the master that taught me everything I know, and keeps teaching me things.

That picture helps you visualize the dimensions of this equipment.

The engine and the cars feature operating brake system, in the case of the cars you can activate it when turning the brake wheel. The last picture belongs to a 2nd short caboose of our own, the picture was taken outside in a garden railroad that we are building for this scale.
Enjoy! Peter 



















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EXTREMELY COOL...

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WOW!! Beautiful work, especially that Shay!



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Simply AMAZING!!!  Very nice build Peter!

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Thanks for the comments, am glad you like it.
This is not our first shay we build one before, also 1:10 scale but that one was based on 3 foot gauge prototype. I´ll be posting some pictures soon.
Peter



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