Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by cidchase, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I see that MDC has a few undec HOn3 2-truck Shays offered on their web site for 79.99 free shipping, reg 159.99; half price might be too good to pass up!:) :)
  2. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

    I wonder if the factory-built MDC Shay is as noisy as the one I built. I put NWSL axles with gears in it but it's still noisy.

    Is there a fix for the noise?
  3. camelot

    camelot Member

    I think the MDC shay will always be noisey to a degree , depends on how fast you run it.I have not used the NWSL gears , but i cleaned the plastic gears and tweeked the driveshaft using the directions given in the excellent book Jeff Johnston’s
    MDC Shay Handbook.

    Although it is noisey running at a fast speed i usually keep it running protypically slow and the noise made at that speed is acceptable limit to me

    The books shows step by step instructions on how to build the 2 truck shay as the kit and a enhanced 3 truck shay by remotoring and regearing along with tips on detailing and weathering.

    Here is a link to the book

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