Atlas Shay

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by billk, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. MCL_RDG

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    Boys!...

    ...(and girls)- they're gonna do 'em all eventually- we just might not be around when they do. Get'em while they're hot!

    Mark
  2. Tyson Rayles

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    Thanks Greg, glad you enjoyed it! :)
  3. Tileguy

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    Love them Moose Horns,Great lil steamer,bet you had fun building it :)
  4. Cinnibar

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    Gears & Shay's

    Geared locos of any kind are really something. I’m curious to know if any of you have rode behind one and what you thought of the experience. My wife and I had the great opportunity to ride behind the "Georgetown Loop" Shay and it was quite an experience. Talk about a racket and volumes of smoke! Going up grade it sounded like it was going 120mph and you could have probably walked beside it. They are really incredible machines.
  5. roryglasgow

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  6. belg

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    I assume that these are all preproduction prices for these units are not available yet ,right?
    Pat
  7. roryglasgow

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    Right. Some or all of these may be "reserve" prices, and may go up after the model actually hits stores.
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Don't know if it was wise or not but I placed an order for one that is decoder equipped. I wonder what that will come to in Canadian Dollars after exchange, shipping and customs dues.
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  10. Tyson Rayles

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    Posted by Robin:
    Don't know if it was wise or not but I placed an order for one that is decoder equipped. I wonder what that will come to in Canadian Dollars after exchange, shipping and customs dues.

    About $1700.00 I think Robin :D :D :D Of course that's not counting sales tax! :eek: :eek: :eek: :wave:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow Tyson, I don't want a real full sized one! The price quoted when I got an e-mail will be $174.96 including shipping. I expect with taxes and customs it will cost me around $250.00 CA. Oh well now Canadian companies want our dollar to be lower so US customers buy more Canadian made goods. Go figure:curse: :curse: :curse: Us poor Canadian modellers will have to pay even more for US made stuff like Atlas track
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    They also have the same thing (the interactive photo) for their Mogul. Pretty neat!
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    This isn't going to be any big deal, as I've converted just about all my locos over to MT couplers, but I'm just plain scratching my bald head at this one.

    If the photo on Atlas' 360 degree displays are accurate, it appears that the Shay will have Accu-mate couplers and the 2-6-0 will have Rapido couplers.

    :confused:

    --John
  14. roryglasgow

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    From what I understand, Atlas purchased the tooling for the Mogul from Micro Ace. My guess is that they didn't want to go through the expense of changing things up to ship the model with Accumate couplers. Fine with me. If I get one, it's going to get an MT coupler, anyway! :)
  15. pomperaugrr

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    I just saw the new Atlas Shay, in operation, at the Springfield MA train show. This is a beautiful locomotive. It has very smooth slow speed operation and the drive shaft movement is awesome! It does have accumates on the front and rear! I cannot wait for the release of the DCC equipped version. You have to see this locomotive up close to appreciate it. WOW:eek: :eek: :eek:

    Eric
  16. Wyomingite

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    Hi Eric,

    Thanks a bunch for the input on the shay. I have two of the Sugar Pine ordered and can't wait to recieve them. Can't wait to see that drive shaft action to say the very least. Thanks again.

    Ron :wave: :wave: :thumb:
  17. belg

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    Guys what's the story on this thing is it out yet or is my LHS blowing smoke up you know where? I've been asking him about it for months and his story is a little different every time I go to the store.
  18. Wyomingite

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    The Shay is supposed to be out sometime in August. The DDC ones were set back for some reason and a date has been prosponed. Ron
  19. BDC

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    Atlas has a webpage where they update the status of each announcement they make. They're pretty good about keeping it up to date too.

    Go to http://www.atlasrr.com/ and click on 'Order/Ship Dates' on the left hand side of the page.