Major milestone - Chassis running on air

Last Updated 22-Jan-2012 - What's New

I have not updated this site in quite a while, but that does not mean I haven't been busy on the locomotive. I have put most of the photo in sub-section called Picture Repository. I will format sections, apply some text, and put them on the main page as time permits.

Also, the Contact Me (below) is broken. I'll try to fix it soon.
Any question or comments? Contact me.
This is not intended to be a how-to article. There are setups and operations that could be used in your construction. Also, I have placed some drawings and some detailed instructions for some items here.
I started on, or about, Thanksgiving 2004. I spend Tuesday nights at the shop of Gordon Carlson. Great machinist and mentor. He is building a class C shay. See some photos at http://www.locogear.com/page15.html
I broke it down into major catagories, Click on a catagory to navigate to the detail page.
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wheels_small.jpg Wheels
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