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Title: Idea for a new shay
Post by: jeff langmack on September 18, 2017, 08:30:28 PM
 to the Bachmann  How about producing a G Scale model of the Western Maryland #6 three truck shay. I would give you a deposit on the spot if you were to do so.   Jeff Langmack                 


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: JerryB on September 18, 2017, 10:12:07 PM
So you want a large (1:20.3) scale model of a very rare (only one built) standard gauge locomotive?

That would have it running on 2 3/8" gauge track!

Although it would be spectacular, I seriously doubt there is much market beyond the one you have offered to purchase!

I would politely suggest that you get out your scratch building tools!!


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: armorsmith on September 19, 2017, 04:11:47 PM
Jeff,

Although I agree with Jerry in content, it might have been said a bit more tactfully. That said, I suggest you read my post in this thread http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,33756.0.html, and it might give a little clarity to Jerry's comment


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on September 19, 2017, 10:46:04 PM
Hi All,

In my world, on the Missouri Western Ry and the Colorado & Kansas Ry, my Bachmann Locomotives although narrow gauge as manufactured represent "standard gauge".  In my world my Bachmann steamers run along side my standard gauge diesels.  I use 1/29, 1/32, and sometimes 1/24th figures as long as they fit the scene.  Any building that fits the scene works as well.  Some say I'm crazy and to them I remind them, I am Loco and having fun with my trains. 

If I wanted a WM three truck shay, I would just reletter a Bachmann Three truck Shay, maybe add or relocate a part or two like the prototype and call it OK.   The one thing I have learned about our large scale hobby is that we will never have everything we want.  My list of what I want is pretty long, too long to list here.  My solution is to look at my layout and see if something on my want list really fits with what I am doing.  If I see something on my list that I consider very important, I evaluate what I can do about it.  Awhile back I wanted a short caboose, but with four wheel trucks for my logging line.  After some thought, I realized that I could take the Bachmann eight wheel 4 window caboose and cut it down to a shorty four wheel truck one window caboose. (http://i.imgur.com/bArjo4c.jpg) (https://imgur.com/bArjo4c)  I fixed the hand rails and on some I made them with with steel wire. It turned out great and I made more, I still get great compliments on them.   I learned that it was fun to make things no one else had.

My son runs the large scale California Zephyr using the USA TRains passenger cars.  It bothered him for two years that there were no vista dome observation cars available.  Finally he bought the dome section parts from USA trains and added it to his California Zephyr.   He had never done a kitbash before, you could not tell the dome was added.  Ican tell you everyone wants to know who made it! After that He took and alco PB and made the Steam Generator version of it as used on the Rio Grande Zephyr.

It never hurts to ask Bachmann to produce something, after all we might get a surprise one of these days.

In the meantime maybe give a try to getting that item you really want by kit bashing!

Enough musings for now!

Crazy Loco Bill 8) ;D ::) :P

Have fun with your trains and stay cool!






Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: Greg Elmassian on September 20, 2017, 06:04:55 PM
Not everyone would run a 1:32 loco "along side" a 1:20.3 narrow gauge loco...

On the same tracks I get, but alongside, that would really look bad...

So, if he wants a massive "F" scale standard gauge loco, I can understand that, and it would look significantly different from the NG one.

Realize I am reacting to "along side", taking your words literally.

(http://www.argyleloco.com.au/images/popularscalesandgauges.jpg)

(http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/N1CW/3xGgaugeSizes/3xFrontSideA.JPG)


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: JerryB on September 20, 2017, 06:31:41 PM
One says Scale!

Another says Gauge!

No wonder many large scale modelers are left wishing for something that matches what we already have as well as scale reality!

From the comments, I assume I was mistaken: The OP actually wants a smaller scale (say 1:32?) large scale model of one of the largest Shay locomotives ever built.

Probably still not going to happen, but Hope Springs Eternal!!

 :) :)

Happy RRing,

Jerry


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: Greg Elmassian on September 21, 2017, 10:48:02 PM
no is stated he wanted 1:20.3 standard gauge.

45mm track in 1:20.3 is narrow gauge.

So the loco would probably be as long, but for sure the trucks wider, and I'm no expert on the actual prototype dimensions.

BIG

Greg


Title: Re: Idea for a new shay
Post by: zubi on September 22, 2017, 02:44:54 AM
to the Bachmann  How about producing a G Scale model of the Western Maryland #6 three truck shay. I would give you a deposit on the spot if you were to do so.   Jeff Langmack                 

Jeff, Aster produced them in 1984 both in live steam and electric versions. You can buy a second hand one, that is your only option, other than scratch building one yourself... Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi