My First HO scale Loco!!!!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by davidmbedard, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

    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.
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks good David,:thumb:
  3. Lightbender

    Lightbender Member

    Well done Dave, do we get to see her in action soon? Please don't apologise for the fine weathering job.
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That's nothing to be a-shay-med of!! :D :D :D
    Nice work!!
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Looks shay-tastic. FRED
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: You have got one fine looking locomotive there.
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi David, the weathering is fine, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You did a grand job on it and the colours look great.
  8. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

    Well I sure like it! :thumb:
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Dave ,,, I like it to,. very nice weathering!!!:cool:
    Does she run as good as she looks??:thumb:
  10. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

    She runs great even with stock gears.
  11. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

    [​IMG] you can see all of the loco.
  12. pttom

    pttom Member

    Very well done.:thumb:
  13. shaywen

    shaywen Member

    Fantastic paint and weathering, David, and nice clear photos too! :D
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Sorry about what? It's a work of art! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. davidmbedard

    davidmbedard Member

    Thanks for your kind words everyone! I think I am now hooked on the logging end of railroading!
  16. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest


    It almost sounds like you are married to my wife! She is always complaining (nice word for it) about me ruining nice new shiney stuff with weathering. I tell her it's cleaner than her truck, if she goes and washes her truck then she can complain about my dirty trains. FRED:D
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I got one o' them Bachmanns. They're nice, but nothing like a homebrew :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Excellent! :thumb: :cool:

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