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Bachmann HO Shay Best Yet! December 8, 2000

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Locomotives, Tony's Tips | 0 comments

e have just received some Bachmann Spectrum HO 3 Truck Shays. Our initial impression is very favorable:

  • The loco is heavy and the mix of plastic and metal is almost non discernable.
  • All drive mechanisms are precise and rugged but scale in appearance.
  • Loco is geared low and has good low speed control. Gearbox whine is only noticeable at higher speeds.
  • Detail and appearance are excellent.
  • Water tender, (third truck) is large and features NMRA DCC 2×4 receptacle. Most DCC decoders with DCC NMRA 2×4 plug will easily fit.
  • Tender is large enough to accommodate Soundtraxx DSX decoder, 1″ speaker and N or Z decoder. We are in the process of performing this installation and should have pics soon.

Note: Our first allotment is far short of what Bachmann promised but in timethe HO Shay will become a stock item.


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