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 Posted: Thu Jun 20th, 2013 05:34 pm
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Ok. Here it is another Shay. This is also a large scale model  (1:10 scale). The model is based in a 3 foot gauge prototype. This was the first large scale model of a steam engine build by my father about 20 years ago. The model was sold to a private collector about 10 years ago, according to the seller the engine ended up in the U.S.     

The pictures of the model are bad quality and few. But they show a little of how the model looks like. Hope you like it!










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 Posted: Thu Jun 20th, 2013 06:35 pm
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Peter,

These models of 1:10 scale locomotives are just fantastic! I could never play in that scale but I sure do like looking at the efforts of those that do. Thanks for sharing.

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I agree again, fantastic! Are these locos powered? They are large enough for live steam but I don't see any "out of scale" pressure gauges, controls... I'd love to see something that large operate.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 21st, 2013 12:11 am
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Mike and Woodie, thanks for the comments!
This models were build for exhibition only, But we are currently powering a couple of this two foot gauge shay with electric motors, for our garden railroad. I guess we could use live steam to power them but that would take a lot of work time and money. Well be using electric motor since are easy to install and maintain.
We do have a 1:10 scale battery powered SW-7 (I will post photos)
And this is not the end, we are working in a more “serious” 7”1/2 gauge railroad around our property to ride on. This railroad is all heavy steel , not so detailed so you can ride around without worrying of breaking anything or overturn the car to the side.
As you can see we work in several personal projects at the same time that we work in our clients projects. We are also building our house, which has most of our attention right now since we need more space to work and live.
So there is not much time to spare. But we try to use any free time we got for the hobby. The winter is about to start down here so we probably are going to spend more time inside with our On30 layout.
To be continued...(I hope, if the "geniuses" that run our country let us)
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Awesome Shay! Gotta love how much realism can be achieved in such a large scale.



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Peter

Let me add my two pesos to the comments.

I think that the work that you and your dad do on these models is outstanding!!

Ever do a rod engine?

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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2013 05:11 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote: Peter

Let me add my two pesos to the comments.

I think that the work that you and your dad do on these models is outstanding!!

Ever do a rod engine?

Herb



Thanks Herb and Chasv

Herb your 2 pesos are actually 25 american cents here but i'll take em anyway. lol.

We made a couple of rod steam engine. In this one I had nothing to do with, it was build entirely by my older brother Ricardo Jr. and my father.

This engine is also 1:10 scale. The prototype was an out-side frame 0-4-0 Henschel (Germany) I think…

This kind of rolling stock runs on 1m. gauge tracks so it is considered narrow gauge. There is a large number of railroads with this gauge in Europe and in South America

“we” made this engine along with a Box Car of the East German Railways (DR). My father sold this pieces to a friend that owned a famous hobby shop here in Argentina. When this man passed away his widow sold the pieces to a private collector. Aparently he was an american turist that took the pieces to the U.S.











My Oolder brother Ricardo Jr. with a couple of 1;25 scale Junkers JU-52 Airplanes



I found some more pictures of this pieces I´ll be posting them on facebook soon.

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Peter. I have to say that you and your family do make the most superb models. Oh that I could even dream of acquiring such skills.

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Again, Peter, great work on the part of yourself AND your family.

Is the loco on the top shelf--in the photo of your brother and his aircraft--a smaller scale model of the same 0-4-0?

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