MDC Shay - Coal Burner?

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by racedirector, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. racedirector

    racedirector Member

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    Hi again

    As mentioned in another thread, my MDC Shay kit arrived today. I have read that there were some coal burning Shays in existence and that is what I want for my road. Can anyone tell me what changes would need to be made to show my Shay as a coal burner...

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
    Bruce
  2. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Hi,

    to get a coal-burner, remove the oiltank or fire wood an replace it with coal load.
    By using coal, you will have less sparks, so you can use a straight smokestack.

    That are my ideas,
    Gerd
  3. racedirector

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    Thanks Gerd

    That is definately nice and simple :)

    Cheers