William Harris

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Mich-Cal

William Harris wrote a 28 part series on the Mich-Cal No. 2, 1.5 inch scale, narrow gauge Shay, for 4-3/4 inch track. The series ran in Live Steam Magazine staring in July 1985.

William Harris' Mich-Cal Number 2, the first article of 28 in the series, describes construction of this 1.5 inch scale, 4-3/4 inch gauge Shay.
  • July 1985, Part 1, A Locomotive you’d love to Build…and Can
  • August 1985, Part 2, We Begin Work
  • September 1985, Part 3, Continuing Work on the Frame
  • October 1985, Part 4, At Work on the Trucks
  • November 1985, Part 5, Trucks and Corrections
  • December 1985, Part 6, Work on the Trucks Continues
  • January 1986, Part 7, More Work on the Trucks
  • February 1986, Part 8, At Work On The Brake Rigging
  • March 1986, Part 9, The “Heart” of the Shay offers pleasure and Challenge
  • April 1986, Part 10, Working on the Crankshaft – Good for the Heart!
  • May 1986, Part 11, Continuing The Engine Fabrication
  • June 1986, Part 12, Still at Work on the Engine
  • August 1986, Part 13, Some Wrap-Up Work On The Engine
  • October 1986, Part 14, A Steam-Driven Duplex Pump
  • December 1986, Part 15, Still Working on the Pump
  • January 1987, Part 16, Finishing and Testing the Pump
  • March 1987, Part 17, Moving Ahead with the Boiler Work
  • April 1987, Part 18, Installing And Expanding The Boiler Tubes
  • May 1987, Part 19, Let’s Be Right Up Front
  • July 1987, Part 20, At Work on the Boiler
  • September 1987, Part 21, Universals and Drive Line
  • November 1987, Part 22, Working in and Around the Cab
  • December 1987, Part 23, At Work on the Cab
  • January 1988, Part 24, The Fuel Tank Rides Piggyback
  • February 1988, Part 25, Lights and Hand Pump
  • April 1988, Part 26, Throttle and Miscellaneous Details
  • June 1988, Part 27, Getting in the Pipeline
  • August 1988, Part 28, All Finished and Running