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Bachmann On30 Shay

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Bachmann On30 Shay
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 10:36 AM
Hi
I live in the UK and have toyed with the idea of constructing a narrow gauge layout for some time.Recently I saw a model of a narrow gauge loco called a Shay built by Bachmann.I would like to know some infomation on these locos as I have never seen one before?
Thanks
Mark
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Bachmann On30 Shay
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 10:36 AM
Hi
I live in the UK and have toyed with the idea of constructing a narrow gauge layout for some time.Recently I saw a model of a narrow gauge loco called a Shay built by Bachmann.I would like to know some infomation on these locos as I have never seen one before?
Thanks
Mark
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    April 2003
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 12:01 PM
A shay is a geared loco generally used on logging and sometimes industrial roads.
It works by transfering motion to the wheels using vertical pistons, a driveshaft and gears as opposed to horizontal pistons and linked wheels. The small wheels of a shay ment that it goes slow but can negotiate sharp turns and rough track. Hope this helps!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 12:01 PM
A shay is a geared loco generally used on logging and sometimes industrial roads.
It works by transfering motion to the wheels using vertical pistons, a driveshaft and gears as opposed to horizontal pistons and linked wheels. The small wheels of a shay ment that it goes slow but can negotiate sharp turns and rough track. Hope this helps!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 31, 2003 7:32 PM
Go Here:

http://www.trainweb.org/gearedsteam/index.htm

They have tons of information on standard or narrow gauge Shays. Watch out! I seen many people fall into narrow gauge fever after purchasing the Bachman Shay. (myself included)

Swampthing,

On30 is funner...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 31, 2003 7:32 PM
Go Here:

http://www.trainweb.org/gearedsteam/index.htm

They have tons of information on standard or narrow gauge Shays. Watch out! I seen many people fall into narrow gauge fever after purchasing the Bachman Shay. (myself included)

Swampthing,

On30 is funner...

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