After 1630 returns to service, there are still two steam locomotives in the shop: UP428 and J. Neils Lumber #5, the Shay. Which of the two is closer to completion? What are the major hurdles for each?
#1 Mike Gorecki on 2012-10-03 08:42
The real answer to this question will appear trite - whichever one it is agreed becomes the primary focus for resources once 1630 is running. I am very happy that I am not the foreman faced with this decision as it is sure to be second guessed !. #5 requires primarily boiler work while #428 requires substantial mechanical / machining work. Obviously another factor in the decision is that #5 could never work the main line while #428 can. Nigel
#2 Nigel Bennett on 2012-10-04 15:13
"Obviously another factor in the decision is that #5 could never work the main line while #428 can." This is a great argument for J. Niels Lumber #5. The Shay certainly is a wonderful piece of machinery. But in my opinion it will never have the feeling of "steam power" that the 1630 (or perhaps the #5) has. On the other hand, I would guess that the Shay consumes less fuel?
#2.1 Marc L on 2012-10-05 17:17
Dear friends, I am seeing a photo of part of a shaper planers pump and was wondering if I could help sending me more information and pictures of the installation of lines hudraulicas to drive the piston products. Since I have a machine table brush rockfor 9447 hydraulic model and we can not make it work the hydraulic unit. My name is Rafael Romero'm in the city of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico my phone is (33) 11 36-95-22 I appreciate your help. thanks
#3 rafael romero on 2012-10-05 14:02
Rafael. I have tried to contact you by e-mail and will check what information we have on piping set up. Nigel
#3.1 Nigel Bennett on 2012-10-05 19:34
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