Here is my first attempt at an HO scale loco. I chose the MDC shay because I felt I needed a challange. I built the kit according to the "How to Build MDC shay" book. I replaced the motor with an A-line and installed an NCE decoder. Sorry bout the weathering Thats the way I like it. This loco is based off of the freelance railroad! Runs like a champ but not as quiet as some of them new-fangled bachman offerings. Still runs great.