Atlas Shay

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Wyomingite, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

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    Hi all'

    I been waiting a long time for my two Atlas Shays to arrive. Good news today a e-mail from Atlas saying the Sugar Pines and undecorated ones will arrive mid April.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You will just love them when you get them. They are great running locos. Just wish they had sound.
  3. Bill Pontin

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    I too am waiting for my undecorated Shay. Robin have you any idea how much of a grade your Shay will climb, say with three cars? Have a crazy idea for a switch back NTrak module and was wondering how much of a grade I can design into it.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Bill. So far it pulls fine on a 2% grade hauling 4 boxcars. I haven't got any track laid that is more than that so far.
  5. Livesteam

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    how much are they?
  6. brokemoto

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    My Atlas Shay has sound. You should hear the squeaking and squealing that it makes when I run it at walking speed or even when it is shuffling cars (also at walking speed).



    No, it is not the squeaking and squealing that indicates a problem, it is just the warbling squeaking and squealing that I remember the stemwinders' making.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Livesteam, Atlas lists them at $199.99 but dealers often discount that price so check with your LHS or internet train sites
  8. Wyomingite

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    Hi Livesteam.

    Robin is right on with the list price. Most dealers are selling them around 139.00

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  9. Waldbahner

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    Good to hear this news. I'm also waiting for my undec. Shay.
    I can't wait to let them run on my test track.
  10. Muddy Creek

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    I've got a 5.5 percent grade that runs about 8' for these babies to climb. I'm hoping they will push a half dozen empty 25' log cars up it. I'll be a happy logger if it will.

    Wayne
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    They way this loco pulls and with its slow speed I am sure it will handle that 5.5 grade Wayne