The Shay HO Gauge


The Shay locomotive was the most widely used geared steam locomotive. The locomotives were built to the patents of Ephraim Shay, who has been credited with the popularization of the concept of a geared steam locomotive. Our representation of the Shay is a generic 50-ton 2-truck Shay.

Expected delivery Q2 2024, this is subject to change.

SKU: KRM-SHAY-HO Categories: ,

Although the design of Ephraim Shay’s early locomotives differed from later ones, there is a clear line of development that joins all Shays. In 1884, they delivered the first 3-cylinder (Class B) Shay.

Class B: three cylinders, two trucks. Weight between 10 and 60 short tons (8.9 and 53.6 long tons; 9.1 and 54.4 t) tons.

Our rendition of The Shay will feature ESU LokSound V5 sound decoder. Cast Chassis, working external valve gear and drive shafts. Working directional lamps front and rear.

  • DCC Ready $299
  • DCC Fitted $339
  • DCC Sound $449

Limited production run.

The estimated delivery is Q2 2024.  This is subject to change.


DCC Ready, DCC Fitted, DCC Sound


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