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  1. Live Steam
    The late Tom Cooper's interpretation of a Shay, using a two-cylinder oscillator ("Osmotor"). As originally produced, this loco was equipped with a system to produce smoke in the exhaust using motor oil; this system has been disconnected and removed and the exhaust re-routed the proper way...
    $700 USD
  2. New Members Forum
    Greetings All, Finally taking the leap into live steam. I've had indoor layouts in both G/Fn3 and HO in both DCC and DC over the years, and now I'm finally ready to start plowing snow in my yard. Not interested in trying to maintain track continuity on an out door layout or dealing with...
  3. Large Scale Events
    Please join the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers (MSSLS) in their celebration of the 182nd anniversary of the birth of Ephraim Shay at SHAY DAYS, July 15 & 16, 2022 at SHAY PARK in Harbor Springs, Michigan. With the lifting of many of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are happy to announce that...
  4. Beginner's Forum
    Many years ago, when they first came out, I bought a Bachmann 2 Truck Shay with every intention of making my grand garden route. Life got in the way and during some leaner times it was sold. Last Xmas, my two grown boys rekindled the dream when they bought me a NOS Shay that had never been out...
  5. Public Forum
    Hay all, I am trying to replace the broken plastic gear on the axle of my 2 truck shay. Question I have is how do I keep the contact ball bearings from flying across the room when I pull the axle? First try was a miserable failure but fortunately they did not go far. As a follow up, i will also...
  6. Beginner's Forum
    What is the best way to remove the axle on a Bachmann 2 truck shay without having the contact ball bearings flying out? Same question in reverse for putting it back in. Thanx
  7. Sound Systems
    Hello Everyone, My friend and I recently installed an RC and Battery system in a Bachmann 3 truck shay locomotive. The locomotive has an Airwire CONVRTR paired with a Tam Valley Booster. The motor control and sound is a LOK Sound XL decoder with shay sounds. The locomotive runs great except for...
  8. Beginner's Forum
    Bachmann says the (recommended):rolleyes: dia. curve for the 55 ton is 7 ft, but wat is the minimum that it can run on without modification (i have 5 ft dia curves.:eek:
  9. MasterClass & Articles
    I am converting a Bachmann 2-truck Shay to Dead Rail operation. When I opened it up, it is full of electronics for DCC, lights, sound, smoke, and maybe other things. In order to install the radio receiver, controller, and sound board, I'll need to remove the other things. And maybe there is...
  10. Photography
    Here's is a video of the only Garden Railroad in Sioux Falls, SD, and it's also the only known Garden Railroad in all of Eastern South Dakota! Enjoy!
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