Dont get many of these in (well one other ever,
actually). An American Clishay, the shed-on-wheels used by logging companies and
famous for its ability to run on the most basic of temporary track thrown down
in the forests where they worked.
This engine is at an early stage of build but with a lot of
parts made - it comprises steel frames with platform (for want of a better word
its the sole plate that everything sits on), a set of machined wheels and
axles, cylinder assemblies with connecting rods, petticoat pipe, transmission
chain and sprockets and a large unmber of other small parts. The part-built
silver-soldered copper boiler comprises an outer shell, flanged tubeplates and
tubes, swaged to facilitate holding in position for soldering. Work is to a good
standard - given the weight of copper youd want to lock it up at night,
For all its odd look, the design produces a capable track performer many have been built to this design, which has a cult following all of its own. Alternatively, the size of boiler and engine could suggest a variety of other projects, not necessarily rail-based.
Complete with a folder of drawings and construction
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