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Mechanical



two precision 5-pole can motors operating piston rods with reverse linkage complete operating metal valve gear diecast I-beam frames modular gear box with metal motor mounts crankshaft and motor blocks made from engineering plastic eight sealed ballbearing races (two per axle) all-wheel drive gear reduction for prototypical slow-speed operation


threaded metal truss rods and turnbuckles fully detailed trucks with brake beams and shoes metal truck springs keyed stainless steel axles chemically-blackened, machined-metal wheels with spokes blackened screws


Cab Detail and Lighting

Exterior Detail


smoke generator with on-off switch finely detailed stack base with bolts hinged, blackened-brass screen spark arrester cast metal whistle machined brass pop valves and bell b ell and whistle cords engraved builders and number plates blackened metal handrails and stantions water siphon hose with detailed siphon head super-detailed diecast air pump with unions, valves and metal piping "poling pockets," front and rear wood grain detail on deck, running boards and end beams end beams with nut, bolt and washer detail hinged ash pan grates removable coupler shanks scale coupler pockets with metal link and pins

3600 boiler (no parting lines)

directional headlight and backup light interior cab light removable cab roof flickering, load-synchronized LED's in firebox and ashpan for realistic fire glow sliding windows and operating roof hatch prototypically painted cab interior engineer and fireman figures and seat boxes complete backhead detail including steam gauge with piping, turret, throttle, sight glass, fittings and stay bolts, operating firebox door and grate shaker operating coalboard miscellaneous tools and accessories


Support Material

comprehensive video on Shay history and model maintenance 36 page Owner's and Maintenance Manual maintenance screwdriver


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