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 Posted: Fri May 2nd, 2014 10:09 pm
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Alwin
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Not sure where to post this but here it is. A link to geared locomotives. There are several pages.

http://www.gearedsteam.com/other/other_abc.htm

I like this one a lot. A shay with a wooden frame and a flywheel L:?
http://www.gearedsteam.com/other/images/ford_mill_co_willam.jpg

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 Posted: Fri May 2nd, 2014 11:42 pm
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I love all this craziness!. Jose.

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Where's the valve gear on that shay? Regardless, looks like it would make a great model.

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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 07:15 am
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This loco is homemade, the reference is here. So there is a chain drive on the other side going down to the layshaft that drives the main shaft through that bevel gear you can see.



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It has some Shay parts but is not a Shay in my opinion.
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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 04:25 pm
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The "Shay" appears to be made using Shay trucks and universals but what might be an "offset" Climax style drive. The flywheel could be part of the drive but it could also be a winch setup. Whatever it is, it is a neat thing. The geared loco site is great. I can see somebody devoting their "life work" to modeling each one...no layout but a bunch of obscure and wonderful lokies!

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 Posted: Sat May 3rd, 2014 06:29 pm
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Compare this to the photo.
But it is clear they did not use the direct drive from the flywheel.
Interesting enough, most of the Buffalo-Pitts traction engines survived down under.

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I can see somebody devoting their "life work" to modelling each one...
Thou shall not put crazy ideas into modellers minds....



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