In Nov. 2011 Eric fabricated this wooden, BRIO compatible Shay locomotive for his nephew.
The non-cylinder side. You can see the hook and eye coupling which keeps the trucks from over swinging.
Front view. The asymmetrical placement of the boiler is one of the defining features of the Shay design.
The 3-cylinder engine and crankshaft assembly. Built up from milled poplar and small dowels.
You can't have a Shay without some appropriate rolling stock. Eric fabricated two skeleton log cars with logs as companion pieces for the Shay.
Log car: loaded.
The complete logging train ready for operation on some wooden BRIO track.