Got my Shay

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  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Got my new Bachmann HO 3 truck shay yesterday, it's a knockout, quiet running, silky smooth, details are fantastic. Just in the middle of weathering it, as it was Un Dec. I have also painted the cab roof. Show photo's later on in the year.
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    Congrats on the new steamer.

    Does MDC Roundhouse still make them?

    george.
  3. Railery

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    My Shay is on it's way. i ordered an undec
    too. Can't wait to see your pics.
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    Hey Shamus - your shay is featured in this month's product review in MR magazine. I haven't read the review yet, but it sure is a nice looking machine!
    There's also a feature article on Boone Morrison's HOn3 layout. It features scratchbuilt redwood trees a scale 280' tall!A really nice piece of work.
  5. shamus

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    Yes, MDC do both kit form and ready to run. I would prefer the Kit to build, apart from it being cheaper, you can make a better job than the ready to run one. If you take your time with it. I have three of these I made from the kits, and all run very well. The new Bachmann 3 truck shay, on the other hand, is far better than anything else in the Backmann warehouse.
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    Hi Charlie, Yes I know Boone quite well.

    My shay is now weathered, Cab roof painted etc. Found a slight jerky movement going down grage, I shall have to investigate that myself.
    have you had a look at my website yet?
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
    Take a looksee.
    shamus

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  7. Drew1125

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    Very impressive website Shamus! You are one well-rounded model railroader. Photography, graphics, construction, wiring, scenery, scratchbuilding... I would be happy to master any one of these skills.
    Maybe I can brush up my photography enough to where I could e-mail you some idea of what I'm attempting here.

    (Is that really a picture of you, or is that Michael Caine?) [​IMG]
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    Hi Charlie, Funny that about Michael Caine, he has the same birthday as me. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yes, anytime you need help in photography or any other aspect of model railroading, just ask, or email from my website..
    cheers
    shamus
  9. Railery

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    Well i got my shay yesterday. WOW what detail. i saw your pic of the weathered shay Shamus, looked good. When i get mine done i will show u the pic but it won't be for awhile.
  10. Railery

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    It's a 80 ton three truck shay painted unlettered (steel cab). The detail in the cab section is awesome and decoder ready. Gotta love it. i will be making my own decals for it and weathering it. i will get a photo up by tomorrow of it now.
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    Hi Railery, Glad you got your shay, lets see some pics of yours. Mine was undec. and wood sided cab, what's yours?
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    Great, look forward to seeing it, here's a photo of mine weathered and lettered.
    [​IMG]
  13. Railery

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    Hi Shamus, i know i posted somewhere that my shay has arrived and u asked for a pic. Well i can't find the post so i'm posting here [​IMG]

    This is the trestle that is torn out now:
    [​IMG]

    This is another shot of the Shay.
    [​IMG]

    And here is the shot of the cab, haven't learned how to take it apart yet [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    i like the insides, u can see the opening to the broiler. This was the 80 Ton Steal 3 Truck Shay, painted but not decaled. i will be adding my own and weathering [​IMG]