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5" Shay Boiler

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Derek Staniforth 129/05/2011 11:32:24
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Has any one had a 5" Shay Copper Boiler built?
nipper29/05/2011 13:35:46
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Hi derek. I have designed a boiler for a Shay that a friend is buiding . this boiler is now part built. What is the problem.
nipper29/05/2011 13:35:47
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Hi derek. I have designed a boiler for a Shay that a friend is buiding . this boiler is now part built. What is the problem.
Derek Staniforth 102/06/2011 17:01:48
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Hi Nipper
Is your boiler being built to federation rules, in order to get a certificate from a boiler inspector? My problem is I have not got any plans which I could send to a Boiler Maker.
nipper03/06/2011 09:53:22
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Hi derek. The boiler has been designed using the Souther Fed blue book and Martin Evans's boiler book. I should say that there are many different designs of Shay and many boiler designs. It would help if you described what you are making as this boiler is for a friend and all I know is that it's a three truck shay. Regards nipper.
Derek Staniforth 104/06/2011 18:09:15
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Hi Nipper
The Shay I am building is a 1920 two truck from the book "New Shay 3/4 scale" but I am i
ncreasing mine to 5"
nipper05/06/2011 14:26:57
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Hi derek. i have spoken to my friend and he is making a 1920s 3 truck shay classified as 'C'. The boiler dimensions are 18 3/16" long, 8 1/4" high from the foundation ring and is for a 4 1/2 " smokebox. I should add that it is not being made commercially. Hope this helps. Nipper.
JasonB05/06/2011 16:21:30
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You may want to have a word with Helen at Western Steam, looks like she has a 5g shay on the go.
Derek Staniforth 116/06/2011 12:34:28
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Hi Nipper Thanks for the size information. This seams about right. When the boiler is finished and has got a certificate, Is there any chance you could get one made for me?
nipper16/06/2011 15:01:24
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hi derek. My immediate answer is no, as I am not a boiler maker or know any personally. If you are anywhere near to Staines I can show you the drawings but with the current regulations on boiler sales and certification manufacture is out I am afraid. The boiler in question is three quarters finished ( not by me) and should be finished this year so it would be worth waiting to see the results. Best regards Nipper.
Derek Staniforth 107/07/2011 09:50:54
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Has anyone had a boiler built by Steam Technology?

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