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Sample photos and videos of HO scale steam locomotives shared by the British automaker

KR Models Ltd. presents his new Shay


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A model maker “prepares” its customers for a new HO Scale Shay steam locomotive on the market in 2022.

UK-based KR Models Ltd. recently posted sample product photos and a test video showing the company’s version of the classic forest locomotive moving forward and backward on YouTube.

According to an advertisement in the December 2021 issue of Model Railroader, the model is based on Lima’s 50-ton Class B two-truck Shay, first built in 1884.

Black steam locomotive model on a table.
A production sample of the Class B Lima Shay geared steam locomotive from KR Models Ltd.

Shay locomotives are based on Ephraim Shay’s designs for a steam locomotive that converts the energy of steam into mechanical energy that turns the gears, which turn the flanged wheels of the locomotives. Shay locomotives were the most manufactured and used geared steam locomotives in the world and used on railways where high grip was required, especially on logging, mining and industrial lines.

Finished models should have ESU LokSound V5 sound decoders; cast frame; External valve gears and drive shafts in operation, and operational directional lights, front and rear.

The potential customer may be interested in one of the six variants: Arcata n ° 7; West Side Lumber Co. No. 6; Canadian Pacific Railway No. 111; Merrill & Ring Lumber Co. No. 3; Southwestern Portland Cement Co. No. 12; Sugar Pine Lumber Co. No. 10; and undecorated, unnumbered, painted black.

DCC Ready models are priced at $ 299. DCC equipped models are $ 339 and DCC models with sound are $ 449.

More information is available on the KR Models website.

Production sample from KR Models Ltd. of an HO scale Lima Shay Class B geared steam locomotive.

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