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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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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!

Herb

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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.

Woodie


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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...

Woodie

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WOW!! Beautiful work, especially that Shay!

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Simply AMAZING!!!  Very nice build Peter!

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:moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Thanks for the comments, I 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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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,
built 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!






































Leave your comments!



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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.

Woodie


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Mike and Woodie,
thanks for the comments!

These models were build for exhibition only.

But we are currently powering a couple of these two foot gauge Shays,
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.

We'll be using electric motors, since they 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).

Peter


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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?

Herb

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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 1 Meter 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 these 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.

Apparently he was an American tourist, that took the pieces to the U.S.










































My older brother Ricardo Jr. with a couple of 1:25 scale 'Junkers JU-52' Airplanes.





I found some more pictures of these pieces.

I´ll be posting them on Facebook soon.


Peter


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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.

Doug


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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?

Herb



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Thanks Doug and Herb.

Yes, the L.G.B engine is very similar.

I think he actually use an L.G.B. 0-4-0 with tender to scale the model,

although some changes were made, to make the model more attractive.

Peter


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Top models & pix Peter !

Cheers

Si.

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Thanks Si.

Glad you like it!

Peter



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