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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 12:33:14 AM »
Thanks all - will definitely keep you posted on future progress on this and other projects.

Now, back to the glass-o-stout!   :DrinkPint:

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 01:33:29 AM »
Just fantastic. Fantastic.
Well done. A beauty that no doubt provides a lot of inspiration to many...and me especially.
Thank you for a great thread.
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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 07:49:33 AM »
Hi Crubey,
 That's come out bloody brilliant!   :cheers:

Like others waiting for the first steam up.....you just can't beat that smell of steam, coal & oil! Now you just need to extend the track round the garden.......put in a water feature or two, river cannon & lake....vist the garden center clean them out of dwarf conifers & other suitable specimens, visit the local quarry & you will be able to play to your hearts content!.. :stir:

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 03:05:28 PM »
Wow.  And less than a year to create.  I'm simply amazed.   You set a mighty high bar for quality AND build time!

Wow.

Todd

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2015, 02:00:47 AM »
Chris,

Sorry that I am late with this post.  Crazy wouldn't begin to explain my week.  This was simply an impressive build.  From start to finish it was incredible and the final product is breathtaking.  Congratulations.

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2015, 05:11:07 PM »
Hi Chris

Great build well worth all the effort looks great.

Regards

Mark

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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2015, 06:47:01 PM »
 :cheers:


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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 08:06:06 AM »
Hi Chris

Your progress was so fast, I did not notice you had finished it. WOW. Less than a year and and it looks and runs sooooo nice.

Congratulations

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2015, 12:01:30 PM »
Not a whole lot of superlatives left for me Chris but the Shay has always been one of my favorite engines and you have done a magnificent job on yours. I enjoyed following along with your build as there aren't many locos on the forum.
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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2015, 02:04:54 PM »
Yowee! Just spectacular. Nothing left to say. Speechless
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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2015, 09:01:29 PM »
Thanks so much guys! I learned a whole lot of new skills on this project, at the start was feeling nervous about it but got lots of support and help from the forums, and just took it one piece at a time.

This summer I've gotten hooked up with some old railroading friends (some work on the real thing on a local line as well as models!) who have a local Gauge 1 group. I've taken a side track (yes, pun) and am putting some of the new skills to use on a little 0-4-0 switcher for 45mm track to run with them (going to set up a little loop at home too - that size layout/engine is a whole lot simpler/smaller/lighter to deal with, plus being butane fired with a single-firetube boiler it is a lot easier to make!). I'm making up plans as I go, and will come back and post more build pics with the plans a little later on. For now, below are a couple pics of the rolling chassis and boiler parts.

I am planning on being at the Coolspring show this month (not showing, just going to wander around drooling on the engines and taking lots of pictures - will be there thursday or friday, whichever has the best weather forecast...

Chris

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2015, 10:40:01 PM »
That's looking good, and will probably be finished next week. I'm not at all surprised to find that you've been up to something. Keep it coming, Hugh.

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2015, 10:57:05 PM »
That's looking good, and will probably be finished next week. I'm not at all surprised to find that you've been up to something. Keep it coming, Hugh.

Maybe the week after...  ::)

This is prime sailing/kayaking/just-being-outside time of year, nowhere near as much shop time as the winter!

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Re: Kozo's New Shay Building Complete
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2016, 05:22:58 PM »
Wow. Thanks for pointing me here Chris.

I am really sorry I'd dropped off for a while. That is a beautiful model. Superb.
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