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Show your geared steam photos
Posted by shayfan84325 on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:08 PM

In another thread there has been a great discussion about models of geared steam, but not a lot of pictures.  I'm starting this one with an invitation for you all to post pictures of Shays, Heislers, Climaxes, and other geared steam locomotives - both models and prototypes. Feel free to drop in expounding information, too.

I'll start it off with a shot of one of mine hauling the daily passenger train from Blackwater up to the town of Bute Creek.  The locals (with tongue in cheek) call the train the "Blackwater Cannonball." 

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Posted by Geared Steam on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:27 PM

Sounds like a plan! Big Smile

To the left, an MDC Climax that I took the liberty of installing the shell over a Bachmann 44 ton chassis, I didn't feel the need to upgrade the original MDC chassis, it is basically the same as the MDC Shay drive, with bullgear and trucks, I went with the 44 ton because of 1) price 38.00 and it was DCC ready, 2) running characteristics.

The 2 on the right are Bachmann Shays before weathering. The bottom picture is a Rivarossi Heisler, DCC. This locomotive has slowly become my favorite, its runs as well as the other three locos. "Boise Cascade" will be removed.

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Posted by wedudler on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:34 PM

 I've only a Shay:  And a vid with this little gem.

 

And here at my "Pizza" layout, with 8.7'' radius.

 

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Posted by richg1998 on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:38 PM

MDC Climax modified with  motor and gear train assy. and Micro-Tsunami decoder. 

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Posted by Graffen on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:42 PM

 My Bachmann 3-truck shay with rebuilt tender and NWSL gears. A real smooth runner.

Here we see it running in to the industrial area on my M-K & Eastern RR:

 

 

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Posted by wm3798 on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:23 PM

 


The Atlas N scale Shay is a nice anachronistic break from all those F units and SD40's!

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Posted by PASMITH on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:05 PM
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Posted by Margaritaman on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:56 PM

Hey Phil, thanks for creating a cool thread.  Uhh, Mr. Smith, you've been holding out on us!  Very nice examples as are the others posted.  I don't feel so guilty now having such a wierd collecting habit.

Here a few of my favorites:

 

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Posted by Geared Steam on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:24 PM

Margaritaman

 

 

M Man, A Vulcan!  Scratched from a Heisler?

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Posted by nik .n on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:37 PM

Margaritaman

 

 

But,Whistling thats.....? not......? geared.?

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Posted by Margaritaman on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:02 PM

nik .n

But,Whistling thats.....? not......? geared.?

I won't tell if you don't...Pirate

It's just too cool not to share.  

GS, It's a PFM 50 ton Vulcan Duplex.  No scratch.

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Posted by nik .n on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:56 PM
Margaritaman

nik .n

But,Whistling thats.....? not......? geared.?

I won't tell if you don't...Pirate

It's just too cool not to share.  

GS, It's a PFM 50 ton Vulcan Duplex.  No scratch.

Margaritaman

nik .n

But,Whistling thats.....? not......? geared.?

I won't tell if you don't...Pirate

It's just too cool not to share.  

GS, It's a PFM 50 ton Vulcan Duplex.  No scratch.

 

Laugh Yeah, It is cool though, reminds me of a Garret.

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Posted by jimk on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:11 AM

 No!  What are you people doing?  I was content designing my new 6x16' ho scale layout depicting NYC in the 50s and 60s-now how am I going to decide?  I actually thought to my self-don't click on that thread, Jim, it is dangerous.

Oh well.

Does anyone have any good web resources for geared steam in the north east handy?

Thanks,

Jim

 

By the way, there are some exceptional photos here!

 

Edit:

 

I found some links, guess google is my friend too:

 

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/steam8.html

 

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/steam19.html

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Posted by Beach Bill on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:25 AM

First, here's one from the 1:20.3 Seashore, Horry And Georgetown (SHAG RR) in the backyard, taken during a staff meeting

 

Then, one from the first revenue run on the HO Winneshiek & Western, as Climax #3 meets the Clinchfield local to pick up empty coal hoppers.

 

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Posted by BerkshireSteam on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 3:45 PM

Beach Bill

First, here's one from the 1:20.3 Seashore, Horry And Georgetown (SHAG RR) in the backyard, taken during a staff meeting

 

Then, one from the first revenue run on the HO Winneshiek & Western, as Climax #3 meets the Clinchfield local to pick up empty coal hoppers.

 

Bill

What is the big gauge one? The NRRM has one like that with the canted verticle cylinder. I remembered them having a Shay but now I'm not sure. I know they have one of those but now I don't remember if they have a traditional Shay. The second one REALLY puts size comparison into perspective.
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Posted by climaxpwr on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:55 PM

Great pics guys, I will get some of my Climax this weekend running at the local club, for now all I have is the pic after I stripped off the super thick paint and repaired the damage.  Cant bring myself to paint it just yet.  Maybe soon I will paint the engine.  Cheers   Mike

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Posted by climaxpwr on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:55 PM

Great pics guys, I will get some of my Climax this weekend running at the local club, for now all I have is the pic after I stripped off the super thick paint and repaired the damage.  Cant bring myself to paint it just yet.  Maybe soon I will paint the engine.  Cheers   Mike

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Posted by Alantrains on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:55 PM

 

Here's a couple of my old brass ones at Tree Tops on my ECR.


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Posted by Alantrains on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:56 PM

 

Here's a couple of my old brass ones at Tree Tops on my ECR.


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Posted by Alantrains on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:15 PM

 

Here's the Class B close up. My stock standard Spectrum Climax (with broken gears) is in the background.


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Posted by rs2mike on Friday, August 28, 2009 4:21 PM

Here is couple of mine.  Shay was sold and I had a cool climax by mdc that I sold before I got a pic saved of it. 




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