A Locomotive With Amazing Gears!

In June of 2003, MTH brought out a Premier model of a 4-truck Shay steam locomotive, decorated for C&O and featuring PS2 (I already had the one issued years earlier with PS1 decorated for WVP&P).  A Shay locomotive was designed for use in the logging industry, on lightweight track that might have very steep grades and very sharp turns.  It's a geared locomotive with great tenacity though made for low speeds.  Though mine usually runs on my auxiliary layout, I've moved it to the main layout where it's easier to film in detail.  In this True HD 1080p video, you get to see it in operation with a close-up of the amazing gear operation.  I've seen real Shays at museums and this model is pretty much on the money.  Enjoy!

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