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 Posted: Sun Jun 20th, 2021 06:59 am
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Alain Feypel
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Thank you very much.

I am in hospital now,
so I will give a better answer later when back home.
I feel already better.

So everybody forgive when the answer is short,
as it takes lots of energy to hold the iPhone.
Will report about that.

The only thing I want now is to give my son and wife a big hug.
I miss them very much. I hope to be released from hospital soon.
Thanks for your understanding.

Alain


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 Posted: Sun Jun 20th, 2021 02:25 pm
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Randy Decker
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No need to respond.
 
I am sure I speak for many modelers in this group,
that your contributions are outstanding.

I for one, am still shaking my head about the three wheel Shay trucks.

I don't have a lot of time to look around here,
but when I do, seeing excellent work from other modelers is a blast,
and I love to see clever problem solving, as much as a finished model. 

Your work has both.
       
Get well sir.  

Randy Decker


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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2021 06:54 am
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Alain Feypel
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Here a little update on this project.

I spent some time in the workshop and milled some stuff.
Here the cab, it consists of 4 walls that will be soldered together.

The roof is from a Shay cab and I don't know if I should use it or not,
but for the moment it stays.















Here a little mockup to see how it will look like when all these parts are installed.
 
Parts are from different brands out of the parts box.
The bunker is from a 3-truck Shay.










Here at least one thing that is finished except paint and some coal.




















As I could not find an image of the bunker side of this loco,
I built it like the other locos I have.  Sand boxes and ladder.

The bunker in the original pictures looks like sitting flush with the frame,
but that would mean the sandboxes hanging free and where would I put the ladder,
so I did it this way.

I could have put the sandboxes in the truck frames like on the Leopoldina Baldwin,
but then there would be no space left for the brakes,
as I will use the ones from the Bachmann Shays.

Next in line is the cab, then the boiler.
The boiler is going to be fun, with all its pipes and grab irons and....


Alain


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Hi Alain  :wave:


Looking very  C:cool::cool:L  indeed !


Those lil' motor/gearboxes are pretty handy.  :thumb:

I have a couple of similar ones for some tinkering with !  L:


I think the NEW Shay ^^ loco is gonna be a PEACH !  :P


:java::moose: :dt:


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 Posted: Fri Jul 16th, 2021 06:09 am
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Alain Feypel
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Si.

Yes it is a nice little motor,
I will use more of these for future projects.

Are you referring with "New shay" to this project?
If so, maybe this helps to clarify what it will become. 

;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_pNAX-RSw


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 Posted: Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 07:54 am
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Hi Alain  :bow:


Yes indeeedeee !  :shocked:  :Crazy: :cool:


Overwhelmed by general enthusiasm for cranky logging locos.  :thumb:


The tender-mounted 3rd cylinders electrical energy recovery ...

... could have the Head Honchos at F1 interested for sure !  :P

:!::old dude::!:

Keep the pics. coming Alain.  L:


If my jaw drops any lower ...  :pimp:

... I can dig a hole in the floor !!  :shocked:


:doh: :java:


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 Posted: Mon Aug 9th, 2021 06:39 pm
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So here the continuation of the Baldwin build.

First,
the last pictures of the little gem before paint.

I cut another roof off a Shay-cab, because the first one,
had the edges that looked like someone chewed on them.

This one I got right.










After the paintjob was done, it would not run perfectly anymore,
so I had to do some more tests, before bolting everything together.

A fresh paint doesn't like to be touched too much.





After the tests I did the final wiring.





The pickups.





I had to remove the plug on the wires, as there is not enough space.
(It would have been so easy to just unplug the wires to remove the trucks)





A view under the boiler.





Here inside the boiler.

To remove the front truck, or just the boiler,
I have to remove the smoke stack, then go with a screwdriver in the hole,
and unscrew the bolt that holds the truck.

To do this or to remove that bolt, I needed access from the front.
So I made the cover removable, by gluing a magnet to the cover,
and inserted a steel ring in the boiler.










And here she is at 99 % complete.

I need to install the sand-dome piping, and another pipe with faucet on one side.
Touching up the paint on some parts is also on the to-do list.

(The bunker says GLW for Geared Locomotive Works)




















Now the conclusion of the whole build:  I won't build a second one like this!


Last but not least, a little video of the little cutie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djgetiKSKFA

(Watch in 1080p HD)


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 Posted: Mon Aug 9th, 2021 07:13 pm
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Beautiful work Alain ! 



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Alain

You have done a great job on the Baldwin.

Makes me wonder what your next geared engine project might be.  L:


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 Posted: Thu Aug 19th, 2021 08:07 am
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Ken

I haven’t made up my mind yet about the next geared loco.


It will be either another Davenport,

or the Baldwin « maintenance nightmare » Shay.


First I have to finish the non-geared brass locos I bought recently.

A PFM Vulcan and a less detailed Takara Camelback.


I know, they are not geared, but weird,

so I could not resist.


Alain


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