I have an aster shay and the wicks were in kinda bad shape. I am changing them to stainless steel mesh. Would following directions for the other engines hold true for the shay? I have never fired this engine up yet....but hopefully soon when I get my track down. I noticed when I ordered from MSC they had two sizes wire in that mesh I got the larger wire one would this make a difference? On another note I always wanted a larger shay 1 1/2 and have made some parts but I have had a change of heart and I like my G Gauge now, has anyone every took Kozo's plans reduced them and made a 1/2 scale shay? I want to try it....