A Gauge Exclusive! Atlas 2 Truck Shay

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by eightyeightfan1, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    At the Big E train show in Springfield Mass. today, Atlas was there with their new N scale 2 truck Shay. The thing was awesome!
    What made this a historical event was, it looked like they were taking display pics of it on Gauge member Bill Pontins modual. Wish I could of gotten closer but......

    As a third person, it ran smooth, slow speed(as Bachmanns Ho 3 truck Shay). It was painted black with no markings. Made me almost want to convert back to N scale.
    Naaaah......
    Had you going...Didn't I Tyson.

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    And another pic.

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  3. Bill Pontin

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    Darn I got scooped by 88fan. :curse: What a beautiful job Atlas has done on this Shay steam loco. I felt pretty privileged they used my module for a photo op. Well at least I got better pictures than 88.

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  4. Bill Pontin

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    another shot, little better on the detailing that Atlas put into this little beauty. Yes all the mechanism move, what a sight to see in motion.

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  5. roryglasgow

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing, guys! :D :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Drew1125

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    I must say, I am green with envy guys!:D :p :D
    Nice shots! :)
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    Bill:
    That is a great module! I think the folks at Atlas picked the best module at the show for that photo op. Nice pictures too.

    Eric
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    The good: Great pics and info on that Shay. I was wondering if the mechanism would work or if they were display only. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    The bad: Now I'm gonna have to go and reserve one of these. Here's what I say to my kids: good grief, do you think money grows on ink jet printers?

    The ugly: hmmm....won't go there :D :D :D

    Did you get any idea when they'd be coming to market?

    -- John
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Congratulations on getting your module chosen by Atlas to show the shay Bill.
    Now I can hardly wait to get my shay
  10. belg

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    Bill I hope the fee for letting them use your module for the photo op was at least one of those beauties.:D :thumb:
  11. Waldbahner

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    I'm okay. :) I'm under control...:rolleyes: I can wait...... :oops:
    No, I can't :cry: :cry: :curse:

    Very great pics. This are the best one I've seen of this little loco.
    It was hard to wait 3 month. But now it will be even harder to wait the last weeks until the postman rings on door with my shay :p

    Thank's for the very nice pictures and I can't wait to see my one running.
  12. Wyomingite

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    Thanks for sharing. I have two of those little puppies on order.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave: