My On30 Shay

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by Fred_M, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Dec 28, 2000
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    She sure is a beauty Fred. Nice scene.
  3. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Jun 5, 2006
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    Cool, I got one too recently but I haven't got the guts to modify it in any way yet. Good shots.
  4. ukon30fan

    ukon30fan 0n30 Rail Baron of Leeds

    Dec 4, 2003
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    For those of you would like to modify/paint their Shay with out having to destroy all that plumbing - here's how I removed my bodywork in one piece with out destroying the look.......
    Actually the removal is quite simple.
    Use a scalpel or thin blade to dislodge both the seats.
    Now turn the loco over - in front of the round firebox/motor housing is a screw
    holding the boiler - remove this and wiggle the boiler to dislodge it.
    Undo the two screws holding the firebox/motor housing and drop it out of the
    Now find the small screw under the cab on the main frame - this should be on
    the left as you look at the frame and approximately where the engineers seat
    was - remove this screw. The screw held down a plastic wedge - remove this
    Now I snipped the wires leading to the headlamp - hindsight says it would have
    been better to unsolder them from the small cct board.
    Turn the loco right side up and firmly push the cab to the fireman's side of the frame.
    The cab should now lift up. As you do so you will see two plastic pipes on each
    side of the cab coming up from the floor - pull the cab up so these are
    slightly stretched and cut them off at floor level - do the same for the other
    side of the cab.
    The whole superstructure should now come off in one piece.
    Now you can safely replace the firebox/motor housing.