Lima "Shay" Critter

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Lima "Shay" Critter

Postby GSC » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:42 pm

Years ago I saw some brochure pics of a Lima gas-mechanical critter that featured a geared line shaft, just like a Shay. Anyone have info on this? Any still surviving?
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Re: Lima "Shay" Critter

Postby Allen Hazen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:55 pm

There's a photo in Kirkland's book ("The Diesel Builders: volume I: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima). My copy is on the wrong side of an ocean for me to consult right now, but I'm not sure more than one was ever built. Neat looking little critter: sort of like a GE 25 tonner (metal work too neat to be a Plymouth!), but with a Shay-style cardan shaft instead of side rods.
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Re: Lima "Shay" Critter

Postby GSC » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:38 pm

I seem to recall that you could operate it from either side, two lengthwise seats and controls in the middle of the floor. Wished I had that brochure, it belonged to someone else.

Glad someone else knows about this unit! I hate when I tell people something and they think I'm nuts!

(Well, I am, a little, but not that bad yet)
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