Shay Fire - Finishing
Blower & Smoke Box
The blower is the last thing needed to fire up the locomotive. The blower nozzle had been made earlier and installed with the the exhaust pipe. The smokestack base had been installed when the holes were drilled in the boiler. The blower valve was installed in conjunction with the blower/atomizer manifold.
The work remaining is to run the pipe from the the valve to the blower, install a pressure gauge on the blower line and to screw down the smokestack and petticoat. Also, a pressure relief is to installed on the blower line to protect the relatively low scale ( 0-30 psi) pressure gauge. The blower pipe runs down the right side stay tube. The pressure gauge sets on the reversing gear platform behind and above the atomizer pressure gauge. The relief valve is attached to the blower pipe line in the smoke box.
Now to starting the fire ...........