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Build Your Own Shay

This section describes a drawing package to fabricate and assemble a live steam working model of Michigan-California Lumber Company #2, a 2 TRUCK SHAY, SHOP NUMBER 122. The links at the left allow you to view samples of the various drawings. As the links and summary documents show, this is a set of engineering drawings with comprehensive detail and quality. Furthermore, the drawings are backed by Plan - Ahead - Designs email product support to answer questions and provide recommendations. This model is designed in 2-1/2” = 1’ scale, 7-1/2” or 7-1/4" gauge. Faithfully scaled and reproduced from original museum documents.

About the Mich-Cal #2 Shay

Oldest surviving Shay.
Shop Number  122
Built for: Rumsey Lumber Co., #2, Big Rapids, MI
Built: 09-17-1884
Class: A
Trucks: 2
Cylinders: [#-Dia. x Stroke]  2 - 10 x 8
Gear Ratio: 2.211
Wheel Dia.: 26"
Gauge: 36" narrow gauge
Boiler: [Style - Dia.] Boot - 48"
Fuel Type: Coal
Fuel Capacity: 1 Ton
Water Capacity: 825 Gallons
Empty Weight: As built, 23,500
Owners: Rumsey Lumber Co., Hart & Horning, El Dorado Lumber Co., C.D. Danaher Pine Co., R.E. Danaher Co., Michigan-California Lumber Co., Camino, Cable & Northern RR, Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, On display at Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, Turtle Bay, Redding, California.

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