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Thread: Lima Shay rebuild SN-1643

  1. Default Lima Shay rebuild SN-1643

    Hi all
    If you are interested in watching a shay slowly be brought back to life, follow my link below. The link is chapter 1, to the right you will see a chapter list, I just started chapter 2.

    I am not involved in the refurb but this engine has family ties to me, plus I grew up about 300 yards from where this is taking place. The volunteers the are performing this found my blog and have been providing weekly updates.

    Hope you enjoy, and there are many more updates to come.

    http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012...d-sn-1643.html

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    Excellent News...I have always loved this little shay....
    the Blog link is excellent...Lots of great info...
    Thanks...
    One question...Is that the original engine house that they used when this little steamer was still in use...Looks great...Love to see the building restored also..
    Gary D.
    Vancouver, Wa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n.p.-dad View Post
    Excellent News...I have always loved this little shay....
    the Blog link is excellent...Lots of great info...
    Thanks...
    One question...Is that the original engine house that they used when this little steamer was still in use...Looks great...Love to see the building restored also..
    Gary D.
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Gary, I can't be absolutely sure how old the engine house is, but I can tell you it housed the diesel as long as I can remember, and that goes back to early 1960's and it looked very old back then!.

    More updates about the shay are here. Dave and crew have been getting the boiler inspected and removing firebricks.

    http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012...ana-pt-ii.html

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    Another piece of Lima, Ohio built pride getting refurbished. Fom a native Lima, OHio native, this make me thrilled.

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    Dave sent me more pictures the other day, scroll about halfway down for newer pictures.

    http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012...ana-pt-ii.html

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    Progress continues, I had to start "Chapter 3" due to the length of the posts, They are starting work on the crankshaft assembly.

    Chapter 3



    Chapter 1 here

    Chapter 2 here

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    A recent update, work is slow due to the winter, the museum is currently saving a piece of Great Northern history, a bridge that was used as a haul road bridge, has been removed and was going to be scrapped. The museum is trying to get the bridge donated for use on a future RR loop at the museum grounds.

    New updates on the bottom of chapter 3 below

    http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012...na-pt-iii.html

  8. Default More news on the boiler inspection, starting to map the ROW, and a new speeder.


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