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2 Truck Shays

Started by mickeykelley, October 17, 2023, 08:48:34 AM

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Greg Elmassian

if you are buying one, and cannot see it in person, ask the seller to make a short video of it running.

Lately the secondary market has had a lot of locos with lots of broken parts. It's not just the trucks that can break, they are just the most famous.
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The 38 ton shay is what first excited me about logging locomotives! I saw one at a train show once (The G-Whiz Gang) and I was hooked on geared locomotives. So I had to have shays in HO, On30 and G (Fn3), all but the latter re-geared.

I rarely run my G scale shay... it took quite the tumble about 18 months ago (long story) but I still run it now and then. I've always somewhat, sort of considered building an indoor G scale layout to show it off. Never seriously, but I do think about it now and then.

Now I'm going to have to go take it out of the box again and stare at it. She is gorgeous.
On30 for me, N scale for my son.