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Building Shay Stacks
« on: October 31, 2006, 11:29:28 PM »
I don't usualy have much to add to any forums I read because most of the time the experts are right on it, and doing much better at modeling than I do.

But in this case I have found something to share.

I have been looking to make, buy, mold, diamond stacks for my shays sence Atlas released them.
I failed at all except this one.

I was looking at fittings for a break job with my oldest son and ran accross these.

1/8 brass tube  ..................... LHS    .65
1/8 brass ferrules.....  hardware/auto   .20ea
3/16 brass ferrules...  hardware/auto   .20ea
1/4 brass ferrules......hardware/auto    .22ea

These are brass compression fittings for plumbing

Fitting them inside each other gave me the shape
I was after.
Used acc to glue them togather...

Compairing these to known smoke stacks....

Left side is one from Atlas mogul             Right side is form B-mann Jupider

The fittings have enough metal that they can be filed or sanded to change the angle and
shape quit a bit.

The ones I made are what stock ones look like and sanded to blend the lines where they meet.

I do plan on using these on my Mico Ace 0-6-6-0 logger mallay as well.

Having fun now  :D

Ron N

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Re: Building Shay Stacks
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 08:12:50 AM »
Thats a great find .. I have been a firm believe that if you look hard enough, you can find things from other disciplines that will work with model railroads ...