Bachmann G-scale Shay

I keep seeing references to "third time's a charm." I know of the two-truck and the three-truck. Have I missed something in between?
Tom Spence snipped-for-privacy@teleport.com
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Yup.
That would be the little known -and not terribly successful- "Spagthorpe Lumber #1" Shay that sported a 2-wheeled pilot truck for something like the first few months of it's existence.
Unfortunately, "something like" is as accurate a time period as can be ascribed to the experiment, as the pilot wheels were apparently there just to support the moose antlers atop the headlight, and at some point the antlers, the headlight, and the pilot truck all fell off and were not missed until it was time for the locomotive's annual winter overhaul.
Search parties were dispatched as soon as the first blizzard of the winter let up, but the missing parts were not located, nor, indeed, did the search parties ever return.
There were hopes of finding both the missing parts and the missing parties come springtime, but these hopes proved vain when it was discovered that a wolverine had set up housekeeping in the loco's firebox over the winter months, efforts to evict her failed, and when a nasty termite infestation was found in the timber that was scheduled to be cut that spring the entire workforce -Mister Spagthorpe included- simply stopped showing up for work one day.
Rumor has it that the loco was eventually declared an National Wolverine Reserve, and that it still resides halfway up a remote Montana mountainside, but the government claims to have no records of any such thing, and the wolverines aren't talking.
Hope this helps,
~Pete
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wrote:

Yup.
That would be the little known -and not terribly successful- "Spagthorpe Lumber #1" Shay that sported a 2-wheeled pilot truck for something like the first few months of it's existence.
Unfortunately, "something like" is as accurate a time period as can be ascribed to the experiment, as the pilot wheels were apparently there just to support the moose antlers atop the headlight, and at some point the antlers, the headlight, and the pilot truck all fell off and were not missed until it was time for the locomotive's annual winter overhaul.
Search parties were dispatched as soon as the first blizzard of the winter let up, but the missing parts were not located, nor, indeed, did the search parties ever return.
There were hopes of finding both the missing parts and the missing parties come springtime, but these hopes proved vain when it was discovered that a wolverine had set up housekeeping in the loco's firebox over the winter months, efforts to evict her failed, and when a nasty termite infestation was found in the timber that was scheduled to be cut that spring the entire workforce -Mister Spagthorpe included- simply stopped showing up for work one day.
Rumor has it that the loco was eventually declared an National Wolverine Reserve, and that it still resides halfway up a remote Montana mountainside, but the government claims to have no records of any such thing, and the wolverines aren't talking.
Hope this helps,
~Pete
======================================================Not many people know about the wolverine. I believe her name was Mabel.
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LD wrote:

And she had terrible manners. Kept putting her elbows on the table.
wolf k.
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But only periodically.
~Pete
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But only periodically.
~Pete
Which would be limited to the times she had the cash for a subscription ...
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Wrong periodic.
http://www.catstees.com/s10order.htm
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Wrong periodic.
http://www.catstees.com/s10order.htm
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My Bad!
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wrote:

Wrong periodic.
http://www.catstees.com/s10order.htm
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My Bad!
~~~~~~~~~ It's a She. And you're talking periods? Looking for trouble.......
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wrote:

And it's a full moon ...
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The loco has had some problems and I'd suspect that there is now a new version of it out there. I don't do G scale and the HO versions have been horrible.
-- Bob May
rmay at nethere.com http: slash /nav.to slash bobmay http: slash /bobmay dot astronomy.net
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Bachmann has had replacement Shay power bogies (US=trucks) in their catalogue for several years - could be that's V1.
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