Lima Machine Works

Photo Credit:
Ephraim Shay collection from U. S. Forest Service (BP 12-1884)
Shop Number 126 - Built for: Lima Machine Works
Built:
12-24-1884
Class:
B
28-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 8x10
Gear Ratio:
2.211
Wheel Dia.:
28"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

ST. - 40"
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1.5 Tons
Water Capacity:
1050 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
35,500
Owners:
Lima Machine Works #126 "E. SHAY", Lima, OH
Demonstrator at Louisiana Cotton Exposition, New Orleans, LA
(6-14-1885) St. Croix Land & Lumber Co., Wildwood, WI
Disposition: Scrapped
Additional Notes:shipped to Detroit, MI
The first three cylinder Shay. Constructed for use as a demonstrator at the Louisana Cotton Exposition in New Orleans. Rather than trying to find a way to mount the third eccentric on the crankshaft, it was decided to utilize the Joy valve gear. This solution, however, proved unpopular and was quickly replaced by the stantard valve gear and eccentric arangement.
This was the only Shay with Joy gear. Joy gear does not use eccentrics.