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A Shay For Southpaws - They Really DID EXIST !
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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2012 03:29 pm
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Woodie,

I think that Bill Schopp built a left hander back when he was doing all the brass bashing in RMC.

He built it as a joke.

He called it a YAHS

Don't have the mag anymore.

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I shoudda known Mr. Schopp would have built one.

I like the Hall-Scott motor car with a Shay mechanism...
he said that it would climb a 15% grade with trailer car in tow!

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The Ford Shay was No.2640 and operated by Ford in 1924 at the sawmill L'Anse MI.


Couple links I found:

http://www.baragacountyhistoricalmuseum.com/photohistory/fordsawmill.html

http://www.shaylocomotives.com/data/dataframe.htm

(goto F at the top-left and locate Ford in the list on the left)


She is very distinctive, check out the unpowered tender.


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:old dude:


Lima No. 757 'Lefty' Shay.







Lima No. 758 'Lefty' Shay.







Lima No. 826 'Lefty' Shay.







I do like the look of 'the cabs' on the 'leftys' ... Almost 'cab-less' !



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W C Greene wrote: I shoudda known Mr. Schopp would have built one.

I like the Hall-Scott motor car with a Shay mechanism...
he said that it would climb a 15% grade with trailer car in tow!


Woodie, maybe ten or twelve years ago a person from Sweden sold a duplicate of this car on evilbay. 

He stated that he had liked the model of Bill Schopp so much that he had him build a second one.

As far as I can remember it went for € 500+.

Unfortunately, I didnt save the pictures then.

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Cool prototype.

...hmmm...


...Pondering how I too can become a MMR.

"Monkey Model Railroader, so says the NMRA (National Monkey Railroad Assn.) located in Bogota."


:glad::glad::glad:




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Pondering how I too can become a MMR.

Pst!. That's easy!.

I am a MMR already (Mediocre Model Railroader).

Just count your unfinished and/or messed-up projects.

Give yourself a badge for each one...

Jose.




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The NMRA (National Monkey Railroad Assn.) is based in Bogata, Columbia,
and I can get your MMR award with a small fee of $627.28 USD payable to my Spacebook account.
Actually, to keep from getting this post deleted, you and anyone else can get their Monkey Model Railroader award for FREE,
just by signing it with your name at the end of your posts.

W C Greene, MMR #1




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pipopak wrote: Pondering how I too can become a MMR.

Pst!. That's easy!.

I am a MMR already (Mediocre Model Railroader).

Just count your unfinished and/or messed-up projects.

Give yourself a badge for each one...


Is there a recognition for the one with the most unfinished projects? 




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