Good news for some of us waiting

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Wyomingite, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

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    Hi all,

    For myself and many more waiting I just checked out my on line dealer and the long awaited Shays are starting to arrive. Needless to say we been waiting quite a spell and I sure hope all problems have been solved.


    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  2. Waldbahner

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    I know...
    Yesterday I've got an eMail from my dealer, asking if I still interested in my ordered shay.
    The model will be shipped tomorrow :) :)
    I've wait more then one Year... But the next two weeks I will be more impatient.
  3. Wyomingite

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    I was really surprised as Mark E-mailed that a package was on its way. I thought it was my order of more ore cars. Today it arrived and it was my two sugar pine shays. I'll have them on the rails as soon as I get off of here. Will let you know how they run.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  4. K.V.Div

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    I picked up my two today, both Sugar Pine. I noticed that the detail and paint was very good.
    I brought them home and tried them out on the modules: smooth, quiet, great slow speed, although the top speed is quite high. Each had no trouble pulling my 42 log cars of various makes (Microtrains, Con Cor and C&S).
    All in all: Sweet :thumb:
    Looks like I am in the logging business :cool:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You sure had to wait. I have had mine for some time now thanks to Fifer Hobbies.
  6. Bill Pontin

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    Got my undecorated unit in the mail today from Wig Wag. Gosh Atlas, it's only been a little over a year since I placed my order to reserve one. It comes with mixed blessings, now I've got to get busy and finish designing and start on my new NTrak switch-back logging module. Heck, I've got five months to be ready for the 2006 New England Winterfest. First I've got to see how much of a grade this little honey will pull with four cars. I'm hoping for better than 3 and a half percent. Gee and here I thought I had all summer and fall to camp, kayak and help the wife with her craft show endeavors. :rolleyes:
  7. Wyomingite

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    Hi All,

    Both of mine are running great and I have two hours on both of them. Like KV Div mentioned the high speed is a lot more then needed but the slow speeds are great. I'm going to get more hours on mine before I add cars and then see what grades can be handled.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  8. Bill Pontin

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    My little Shay is stronger than I hoped. Rigged up a little consist and kept raising the grade. No problem with a 5.6% grade. Figure I will keep the grade to 1/2" per foot when I build my switchback NTRAK modules.
  9. Bill Pontin

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    Had a picture here somewhere? Maybe I should click the "UPLOAD" button. geeezzzzzzz!
  10. Bill Pontin

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    Will try one more time for the picture.

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  11. Wyomingite

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    Hi Bill,

    I have some grades on my layout but nothing near what your mentioning. I will haft to raise up my cooky cutter and see what my two will do. Will yours do that with the cars you have on there?

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  12. Waldbahner

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    That Looks good and sounds great. I hope my Shay will arrive this week.
  13. rich maiorano

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    checked with my LHS tonight and no word about my shay :confused: :confused: :confused: and my roundhouse is still some where between here and denmark :mad: :mad: :mad: Rich
  14. davido

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    my LHS recieved my ordered shay friday, placed it on the shelf and promptly sold it to someone else.:confused: :(

    however, they were in atlanta for a trainshow and got another for me from a dealer friend of thiers.:)

    just have to find 15 minutes to go get the thing.

    david
  15. davido

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    picked up my shay today. my wife is going to have a fit when she sees the credit card slip.

    david
  16. rich maiorano

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    :curse: :curse: still waiting :curse: :curse: Rich
  17. Waldbahner

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    I'm too... I think my one will be swimming over the ocean at this time...
  18. Waldbahner

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    Good morning,

    my Shay arrived last weekend and is a great model and runner. Next time, I'll start some conversions on my model :

    - Couplers (nearly done)
    - new stack (done)
    - open cab with new watertank
    - conversion to wood burner
    - weathering
    - details