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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 02:21 pm
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Looking good so far.  I assume that your going to use molds for the rock work.  However, I can show you a faster way to cover the vertical sections with carved rock if you like.

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 Posted: Tue May 25th, 2010 06:33 pm
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Here's a neat little shay that would be perfect for the Gila, Mogollon, or the Chisos. The picture is out of the element of these desert type operations but you can see what I mean, regardless.



The shay has a low, mean look to it and with that car following - it almost looks like a dedicated car to me - any extra electronic equipment could be loaded into it if a preson needed it for sound gear or what not.

I can't see what type of fuel the shay burns. There doesn't appear to be a coal bunker. I wonder if the following car has an oil tank hooked up to the loco? With a woods opreation that doesn't seem to make sense but stranger things happen. Hmmm...inquiring minds and all that...

Anyway, when the link was sent to one of the other lists I'm on I just couldn't help "borrowing" it. It is just too cool.  

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 Posted: Tue May 25th, 2010 08:16 pm
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James-that is the original Shay-"Baby" with Ephiram Shay in the cab! This first one ran on his "Hemlock Central" logging line and also hauled some passengers around his property. I have looked at this one many times and it would be a cool one to build. The funny thing is that I believe it was 30" gauge so all those On30 guys wanting a truly prototypical Shay for their 30" lines need to get to work! What a charming photo of a historical locomotive. Thanks for posting it.

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 Posted: Tue May 25th, 2010 08:44 pm
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Woodie,

Well, that clears that up!

Thanks for the info...

I just thought it was so nifty I couldn't resist posting the pic.



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 Posted: Tue May 25th, 2010 09:29 pm
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I found this information relating to the photo I posted:

The Harbor Springs Railway, chartered by Ephraim Shay on February 2. 1902, was a railway of 30 in guage built from Harbor Springs, Michigan on Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. It was nicknamed the Hemlock Central because of the great numbers of hemlock trees growing in the area.

It was primarily a lumber-hauling operation, although summer vacationing tourists were carried for a fare of 25¢. It originally operated a route of seven miles to Stutsman and Race Mill; it was extended a further mile in 1904 to Carter's Mill. Small temporary branches were also constructed as well as the moving of the right of way when logging operations moved, as was typical for a logging railroad.

The line was laid with very light rail of 16 pounds per yard and worked by three locomotives built by the railroad to the design of its President and General Manager, Ephraim Shay. They were geared locomotives of the typical Shay pattern, but were unusual in that they had no frames, the boiler being the main structural component. The line was built and funded without debt (thanks to Shay's royalties and licenses from his locomotive designs) and by 1906, the investment in physical plant was estimated at $51,346.

The line ceased operations in 1911 and was dismantled in 1912.

The photo was taken in 1906 and is indeed Harbor Springs #1.

That Woodie - one sharp cookie!



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 Posted: Thu Jun 10th, 2010 04:52 pm
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Any more progress on the layout?



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Like the Shay. I foresee a future engine (or cobbled up facsimile) on my 30" outdoor line. L:



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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 02:41 pm
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mopman wrote: Any more progress on the layout?

It's pretty much dead at this point. I left it set for a while and mulled over the potential that section had. It was just too static with too little opportunity for much action. I'm re-evaluating at this point.

I also have some other issues I'm dealing with and modeling has had to take a backseat for now. I'm hoping for the best and maybe I can get back to modeling soon.

 

 



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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 05:57 pm
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Best of luck with those issues Sully, whatever they may be. :thumb:



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Hope that things work out OK James


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