G scale Bachmann 3 truck shay

MaximDeDonder

MaximDeDonder

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I would recommend an ESU XL decoder. One decoder does it al. Enough current for all the motors at once and the original Shay sounds are amazing. This is mine with ESU XL:


Greetings
Maxim
 
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Fred Mills

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If anyone is still looking for the best coupler fix for any of the Bachmann Shays; just go to the Kadee Coupler web page and look up the instruction sheet they provide for body mounting their couplers. You can download the sheet. The project is rather simple, and if you use it, you will end up with the best looking and working coupler.
Truck mounted couplers on any of those geared locomotives look just plain awfull...of course opinions possibly will differ.
BTW, the "Draw Bar" on the three truck Shay, is not mounted properly. The two hole end should be for the long pin to attach to. The screw should be on the single hole end, to allow for short or long coupling.
Fred Mills
 
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