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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:43 am
The picture I found is presumably buried somewhere in the Echills web site.
It was made by Ikon Engineering so probably similar to those on this website
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:22 am
docnjoj wrote:Hi Paul! Where is the Shay? I had a brainstorm of using my ON30 one for a miniature! Cant find the photo, though!
Gnot the right loco, but suitable for showing what a Bachmann Shay could be made into
OK I Gnow the Bachmann is a "T" boiler prototype, but who really cares
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:10 pm
Very pretty, that would look nice in the garden, oh hang on, I dont think it would fit
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:40 pm
I actually have an old Keystone/NWSL Shay converted to ON30! The boilers are quite similar! Too bad I dont like toy "toy" trains. My driver would gneed to sit in the engine under some shelter, like a cab! Oh well!
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:33 pm
Echills Wood is only 7.25" gauge. A sit in steam loco would be a pretty big ask. Set your prototype around 10.25" gauge and thats possible.
There was a nice Shay on the 16" guage Pinnconning & Blind River railway. See http://www.telmore.com/p&br.html
. The website shows a black three truck version. The History of Model & Miniature Railways magazine Part 20 shows a Silver two truck version.
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:56 pm
Thanks Paul! The 3 truck still looks toy like with the hole in the roof! Mines a 2 truck that runs really slow, but Ill have to try your cab on it for a test! Photos in the modeling matters section whe I get less lazy! I did get a tripod, and it really makes a difference!
edit: Since its HO gauge(the Keystone), it should probably go into Modeling Matters! Sorry