HOn30 Shay (2 Truck 18-20 Ton)
These are pictures of a free-lanced HOn30 Shay. A Life-Like N-scale GP-18 provides the motive power. The entire frame, water tank, cab and boiler are scratchbuilt, with detail parts from Keystone Locomotive Works and Precision Scale. I have also included construction detail photos, as well as preliminary plans in .pdf format. There is a constant lighting circuit inside as well. The disk-shaped copper object is a US penny (7.5 mm diameter).

No the gearing doesn't work, but I can live with it! To see some information on real Shays, look here.

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