HOn30 PBR Shay

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    Matte translucent plastic with fine print lines that reveals small details.

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The mechanism for this model is the "Kato Mech TM-04 / KD-25".

Side frames have to be removed from the body shell and attached to the donor mechanism.


IN: 2.405 w x 1.487 d x 3.957 h
CM: 6.108 w x 3.778 d x 10.05 h


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@CJW46 The chassis that I have in the shay body is approx. 90mm after I had to cut off some of the ends of the TM-04 to fit. The MT couplers are mounted directly to the end beams of the shay body. Just for reference, I cut off and replaced the head light, diamond stack, sand dome and steam dome with metal castings from Keystone Locomotive Works to add more weight for increased traction. Regards Tom M
March 27, 2014, 6:20 pm
@trmbo3rd It looks as though there are 2 different lengths of this Chassis, with the shorter version now not in production. Which length did you use? Thanks Chris W
March 27, 2014, 4:57 pm
@CJW46 Thanks, the drive shafts are attached to the trucks and do not work. I don't plan on making them work as I have started a new adventure in modeling and N scale steel mill complex. Tom M
March 26, 2014, 10:36 am
@trmbo3rd This looks great. How do the drive shafts move as it goes round bends? Are they just attached to the truck side frames and not the piston assembly? Or have you made working ones that have U/Js in them? Chris Wright
March 26, 2014, 9:38 am
Here is my finished model using the above PBR shay and TM-04 mechanism. I added a DCC decoder and LED head light. It will pull about 5 Gilpin ore cars with caboose on level grade.
December 7, 2013, 1:16 am
@trmbo3rd Any pictures or video available? Thanks.
May 22, 2013, 2:24 pm
I have built up this model with the Kato TM-04 and it runs well. It would pull a lot more cars if the power unite had both trucks powered.
April 29, 2013, 11:22 am
Have put up a pic.
October 19, 2012, 2:12 am
Hey mate, That's a lovely model. Do you have any pics or videos of the model in real life? Cheers
October 19, 2012, 2:00 am


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