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100 Years Against the Mountain - Shay No. 5 at Cass, WV by Artie Barkely
Tennessee Coal Mining, Railroading & Logging In Cumberland, Fentress, Overton & Putnam Counties

Climax - An Unusual Steam Locomotive  ~ by Thomas T. Taber  & Walter Casler
Climax - An Unusual Steam Locomotive

The Climax Locomotive  ~  by Dennis Thompson, Rich Dunn, Steve Hauff, et al

"The Climax Locomotive is the complete, comprehensive story of one of America's venerable industrial locomotives. 
... over 650 photographs, plus drawings and several comprehensive versions of Climax production records detailing this unique and fascinating locomotive.   .... "
   ~  Oso Publishing Co.   The Climax Locomotive

Climax Patent Geared Locomotive                            Climax Patent Geared Locomotive

"a catalog containing full page Climax locomotive and equipment illustrations with data on the facing page, photographs of the locomotives in use on various railroads, estimates of track costs, description of the locomotive and other information."

1901 Lima Locomotive Co. SHAY Catalog (Reprint) ~ published by Single Shot Gallery

"This is a reprint of the Lima Locomotive Machine Company catalog entitled "Shay Patent and Direct Locomotives", believed to be issued in 1901 or there about."  -  Softbound, 56 pages.

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B-2 Shay Modeler's Handbook ~ by Richard Appel  ~ published by Single Shot Gallery.
Softbound (8" x 11") - 64 pages - Ordering Information from Single Shot Gallery   

Covering Lima Locomotive & Machine Works Class B, 2-Truck Shay Geared Locomotives. 

Building the Climax ~ by Kozo Hiraoka  Building t"

"Few Live Steam modelers who have written for Live Steam magazine have had greater impact on the hobby than Kozo. His clever and ingenious methods of design and fabrication have made it possible for even the novice machinist/modelers to create engines that are beautiful, and that function with power and predictability.

Even if the reader chooses not to build the Climax locomotive, there are wonderful lessons to be learned about machining, and approaches to simplifying a job in the shop.

With the Climax locomotive project, you can now fabricate every single part of your engine from raw stock, and not have to purchase any (potentially) expensive pre-made parts. There are no castings to fool with either, just clear and concise directions for making each part, simply and correctly, often from material you can pull right out of your scrap box.

Kozo's drawings and photographs provide you with firm stepping-stones to a complete, operating model in ", 1", or 1" scales. He even shows you how to create your own screw bevel gears and pressure gauge."x Village Press Inc.

Building the Heisler ~ by Kozo Hiraokai  Building the Heisler

Building the Shay ~ by Kozo Hiraoka 
Building the Shay
"Live Steam Shay Locomotive Building For the Beginner"  -  
(review by Pat Young)
"First of a series of three books by the author, he goes thru a step-by-step process in building a live steam, scale model for a medium size shay locomotive. Many drawing of each step in the construction assists the reader in building the engine and is considered by many in the hobby as one of the definitive book to date. In the back of the book, there is a discussion of tools, techniques and assorted related subjects for the beginner machinist. This book is meant for any earnest, young or old adult who wants to spend many enjoyable hours in getting into the hobby of live steaming."

C-3 SHAY Modeler's Handbook ~ by Richard Appel ~ published by Single Shot Gallery
Softbound  - 112 pages - 
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Covering the 70-80 ton Class C, 3-Truck Shay. Lots of photos, courtesy of Ray Schuck (Allen County Historical Society), John Labbe, Benjamin Kline, George Kadelak, Rod McKenzie (West Side Lumber Company photos) and Bob Walker (outstanding Cass photos), just to name a few.    

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