Friday, May 11, 2012

Northwest Short Line 18 ton HO scale Shay...again...



...the original introductory ad, October, 1973, Railroad Model Craftsman magazine...

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Contrary to the ad, it does not come with all wheels driven...a production glitch that never was rectified as far as I know. Since most brass locomotives are sold to collectors who then turn them into shelf queens, it's highly unlikely few owners even knew of it--then or now.

2 comments:

Cristake said...

This is a very beautiful locomotive model - I know that what may look well to somebody would look ugly to someone else (I noticed that when it comes to battle tanks and locomotives, at least). But this Shay it's a little bijou, isn't it? Maybe its small size helps in this aspect, too. I cannot find a single thing to say I dislike.

Br'er Shaygetz said...

Thanks Chris...she is a beauty. I got her from a chap in the UK, right price, right time. I've always wanted a bit of teakettle steam and this one is certainly tiny enough.