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haddock56
August 20th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Been getting interested in the Cass Scenic Railroad's "Big Six" lately and didn't know if there are any Lima-built Shay locomotives on the DLS or other sites. I know of Ben Neals' shay but I'd really like to find a true standard gauge 3-truck or 4-truck Shay, not a regauged one even though the ones that are done that was are very well done.

philskene
August 20th, 2012, 05:28 PM
" ... true standard gauge ... ."

Does this count?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEFTr6eQxXw

Yes, I know it's only two truck, but ... .

If you are interested, see here:

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?91163-14-of-Ben-Neal%E2%80%99s-steam-locomotives-error-free-in-TS12

Phil

haddock56
August 20th, 2012, 07:45 PM
That does count, but it could use a bit more power from a larger boiler size. If you know of the West Side Lumber three-truck Shay, 36" gauge, it's that in the standard gauge form that I'm interested in. But by true standard gauge I mean the engine was built initially for running on 4' 8 1/2" standard gauge American tracks.