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« on: February 28, 2018, 03:39:41 PM »

I am in need of the Middle Drive shaft for my 55 Ton Three Truck Shay.  Bachmann Trains is out of stock and has been for sometime. I have talked to the manager or the parts department and he confirmed Bachmann is sold out of the part.  Without a new drive shaft my shay is worthless.  Is there anyone who has this part and is willing to sell it to me?  Or, is there anyone who can tell me how to repair the part.  The gears on the drive shaft are not tight on the shaft so therefore will not engage and turn the drive wheels. George Zoske in Arizona
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »

I'm confused here. The drive shafts on a Bachmann Shay do not turn the wheels. The front drive shaft turns the simulated three cylinder steam engine, and the engine turns the other drive shafts, that in turn rotate the FREE WHEELING gears on the second and third trucks. They do not turn the wheels. Electric motors in the trucks drive the locomotive. The drive shafts are there for show. I hardly think your Shay is useless.  Huh?
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