oday the new Bachman 0n30 Shay with factory installed Tsunami arrived. A first glance shows that the locomotive has all the hallmarks of the Bachmann Spectrum line, nice detailing, decent pulling power and, thanks to the Tsunami sound decoder, stunning audio effects.
Similarly to the previously released Climax, the Shay comes undecorated with a wide variety of decals for easy customization of your road name and number as well as your choice of fuel loads (coal, wood or oil bunker).
One of the more interesting visual features of this loco is the T boiler, which is a feature of older Shays (especially narrow gauge) often overlooked in the modeling world. The interior detailing is quite nice as well with a firebox door that actually opens and all the appropriate levers and gauges.
On the whole it’s quite a nice little loco, so if you’re looking to haul some logs on your 0n30 line you should check this one out.