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lab-dad
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Posted - 06/28/2004 :  10:25:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message
Has anyone looked at making a "better" set of contacts for the Shays trucks?
I have had to "adjust" both of mine.
Seems to me a flat piece of sprung brass would work much better.
The little wires look so hoakey to me.
Anyone?........



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hminky
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Posted - 06/28/2004 :  11:38:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
My brother's and my shay both go around an 18" radius both ways. The sound is really neat, needs clean track though. Whoda thunk an O scale shay, a really neat funky one at that, without having to sell your first born.
Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 06/28/2004 :  11:38:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
My brother's and my shay both go around an 18" radius both ways. The sound is really neat, needs clean track though. Whoda thunk an O scale shay, a really neat funky one at that, without having to sell your first born.
Harold



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On30fan
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Posted - 06/28/2004 :  11:54:08 AM  Show Profile
I'm looking for a better set of contacts too. One of the ones on the front truck wasn't making contact at all. I tweaked it as best I could but it's still not right.

Cheers,
Steve
San Juan Lumber Company
Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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On30fan
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Posted - 06/28/2004 :  11:54:08 AM  Show Profile
I'm looking for a better set of contacts too. One of the ones on the front truck wasn't making contact at all. I tweaked it as best I could but it's still not right.

Cheers,
Steve
San Juan Lumber Company
Niagara Frontier Traction Company

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paulbrockatsf
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  03:02:41 AM  Show Profile
I got my Shay & 0-4-2 Porter today. WOW!! They look great & run beautifully. I highly recommend them.

Paul



Edited by - paulbrockatsf on 07/11/2004 03:04:49 AM

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paulbrockatsf
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  03:02:41 AM  Show Profile
I got my Shay & 0-4-2 Porter today. WOW!! They look great & run beautifully. I highly recommend them.

Paul



Edited by - paulbrockatsf on 07/11/2004 03:04:49 AM

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Shamus
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  05:19:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shamus's Homepage
I have found the 0n30 shay to be an excellent runner indeed. I didn't instal any sound units as I have a different sound system on my layout with speakers all around the room which I just switch in and out as the loco arrives at each speaker. I have however converted my shay to the open cab type, here's a photo of her.
Shamus





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Shamus
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  05:19:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shamus's Homepage
I have found the 0n30 shay to be an excellent runner indeed. I didn't instal any sound units as I have a different sound system on my layout with speakers all around the room which I just switch in and out as the loco arrives at each speaker. I have however converted my shay to the open cab type, here's a photo of her.
Shamus





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hminky
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  07:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
Shamus,
Love your work, very backwoodsy.
Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  07:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
Shamus,
Love your work, very backwoodsy.
Harold



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paulbrockatsf
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  8:10:36 PM  Show Profile
Shamus,

Great looking converted shay. I am probably going to buy another one to convert & kitbash.

Paul B



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paulbrockatsf
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  8:10:36 PM  Show Profile
Shamus,

Great looking converted shay. I am probably going to buy another one to convert & kitbash.

Paul B



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bpate
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Posted - 08/14/2004 :  02:49:13 AM  Show Profile
I have finally got around to fitting the sound decoder to my On30 Shay. All went well apart from step 1 during which I damaged a detail item of the framing when undoing the first of the screws holding the tender shell. The screws are very close to these detail parts. It should be easy enough to fix. It simply flew off somewhere! If I can find it I will glue it back on or if not fashion a replacement.

The sound decoder is very similar, naturally, to that on the HO shay. I didn't attempt the optional sound cam installation at this stage. Not sure it will need it.

Sounds great.



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bpate
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Posted - 08/14/2004 :  02:49:13 AM  Show Profile
I have finally got around to fitting the sound decoder to my On30 Shay. All went well apart from step 1 during which I damaged a detail item of the framing when undoing the first of the screws holding the tender shell. The screws are very close to these detail parts. It should be easy enough to fix. It simply flew off somewhere! If I can find it I will glue it back on or if not fashion a replacement.

The sound decoder is very similar, naturally, to that on the HO shay. I didn't attempt the optional sound cam installation at this stage. Not sure it will need it.

Sounds great.



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