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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 12:10 am
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Larry,

Williamette's technically aren't shays.  As Alwin linked to, they were an improvement on the design. All were built in Portland and were used exclusively in the Northwest of the US.

The #7 in the wiki page was used at Bonner/Milltown, Montana (just east of Missoula) at a large lumber mill at the mouth of the Blackfoot River.  The Lumber mill is still in use and the grade this engine worked on is still present as a spur from the mill to the BNSF mainline.  Past the mill, the grade is visible along the Blackfoot River opposite the road for several miles, including the remains of a few trestles.



What's great is that this engine is still on display and you can walk right up to it any time.



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What about a Best 30?:

http://fairfieldfarmer.tumblr.com/image/157122201026

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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 05:11 am
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Yes, very cool. My only problem is that I can't afford the kits , the amount of time it takes to build, the space they require on the layout, and when would I find time to run trains? Otherwise, I would love to make models of all those beautiful tracked machines. Surely a lifetime project.

Thanks Jose, for another neat find.
Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 07:21 am
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I've always wondered why a railroad/mine would order left hand Shays.



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Duane, the mining concern that ordered the Shays was owned by Englishmen. Now, does that make sense? Or maybe they just wanted to have something nobody else had. Such a model could be built without too much hassle, I have thought about it.



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Here is a photo of one of the Mexican Lefties.
http://www.shaylocomotives.com/data/lima/sn-757.htm
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W C Greene wrote: For those who love dozers...
Over in Si's story about Mysterious Moose Mountain, the railroad-related ramblings have been suspended due to interest in small bulldozers and vehicles with tracks so I thought that I'd do the same.






That's come out very well as a 1/35 job Woodie, just right for a small "get in anywhere" 'dozer. I'm playing with the idea of a full blown Holt job - they're too good to resist the challenge - but it depends on being able to get suitable parts together from the bits box. The search is on and the Tamiya donor is on my work desk but the future is to say the least uncertain!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 04:23 pm
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Howdy Woodie :cb:


I do like the modded dozer ! :bg:

I had thought about widening the tracks as well.

I hadn't thought about widening the blade though...

...cos I weren't gonna have one !!

But.

You've made me think maybe I SHOULD have a blade ?

Mmm...

DARN it, I'm s l o w . . .


Woodie, nice job !!

I was gonna say, I can't believe you've got it done already.

But...

...I CAN BELIEVE you've got it done already !! ;)


:moose:


Si.


Just got that damn Airfix bus kit you reminded me of from my youfff. ;)

Looks FUN !! :bg:


L a t e r . . .



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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 10:39 pm
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Si, it wasn't too hard to increase the width, the blade supports are mounted to the track supports so when you widen those, the blade parts widen "automatically". The blade was easy with some sheet styrene, I'm gonna weather and make it look well used so I didn't take too much time making flush joints. The rest of the dozer will be pretty well maintained but there will be dirt on the tracks. I cut the hood sides open and put in an old motor but the blade parts pretty much hide the extra work. Knowing that now, I wouldn't make the effort. Oh well. Generally I am happy with the way she looks, photos of the finished job will follow. And no this has caused me to adapt an old Mogollon structure into a...a...tractor repair shop!
Look at what you've done...made me work on something!

The old Airfix bus is cool. Have fun!



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 Posted: Tue Feb 14th, 2017 02:46 am
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OK NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE...
Now that I have just about completed the dozer, I found that I needed somewhere to display it and some other crap that I have stashed in junk box #???.





A little rust and dirt and she's just about done. The HOLT name will be put on the radiator. And now...I was able to use an old Mogollon building as the new tractor & dozer workshop. And a whole bunch of machine tools and stuff will come out of the junk box and finally get used!
More to come.



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