It was annouced in todays paper. I knew about this was in the works. The Little River Railroad adn Logging Company Musuem in Townsend, Tennessee got their wish. Bachman has annouce they will manufacture a model of the Shay 2147. You can see this shay at the musuem as you enter the Smoky Mountain National Park going through Townsend. The only scale for now that will be produced is On30. I hope they will make it in HO or N scale. The picture is the real thing that sits at the museum. It should be out some time later this year. Are sitting down for a price? $1200 USD!!!!