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    • May 27, 2017 5:44 PM EDT
    • Hey Stan, do you still have any Aristo Craft, USA style ties For Sale?  I'm in need of another box of ties for my yard project.  I have plenty of rail, just no ties.


    • May 27, 2017 2:01 PM EDT
    • Stan A.  The only real problem i have had with three older gen.  was the main driver out of Gage and screws sometimes backed out on the axles. Had to Loc Tig. them after gage the wheel and re- quartering the drivers.

      Due to the cast driver and track power here, i had to make the pony and trailing trucks wheels to pick up power also. Tender truck would help to.

      They are a nice Eng and can pull a nice med. pass train.

      Hope this helps some.


    • May 27, 2017 1:30 PM EDT
    • In order to fund our railroad for several more years I purchased a large collection  of LGB, USA Trains and Aristocraft which I am just beginning to sell off.


      One item I would like to start with is an Aristocraft Rio Grande 21509 Pacific w tender.


      Before I can sell it I need to check it out to ensure it is running fine.


      I am more familiar with Aristocraft trains in yellow boxes.  This one is in a black box.  I assume this is from an earlier generation and from my memory some of these had problems.


      Are there any special things I need to do to check out this locomotive before I sell it.





    • May 26, 2017 10:45 PM EDT
    • Aster Western Maryland Shay #6
      Charlotte Metro Area, NC

      G Gauge - 1/32 Scale Gauge One Brass Model Train from Aster Hobby Co. Inc. (1986 Run)

      $3000 OBO

      Built in Japan
      Brass Construction
      Limited Production - Serial #036
      Factory Painted (There are some minor scuffs from handling but it has not been used much)
      Real Wood Front and Rear Pilot Beams
      Track Tested and Runs Very Well
      Operating Directional lights
      Good In-Cab Detail
      It has functional Sierra Sound

      VIDEO of it running:

      Original Box Included - Some of the corners are split

      The Shay geared locomotives were named after the inventor, Ephraim Shay, and were developed in the late 1870's to meet the transport requirements of the ever-growing lumber industry. A more flexible type of engine was needed, one powerful enough to negotiate sharp curves and steep grades in the backwoods lumber sites. In this design, a two or three cylinder vertical steam engine, similar to that used to drive a steam ship is mounted on the side of the boiler, and the connecting rods coupled to a crankshaft are connected to the drive-shafts by universal and slip joints. Small pinions attached to the drive-shafts engage with bevel gears on the truck wheels. In this way all the trucks are powered and more flexibility on sharp curves and rough roadbeds is obtained.

      Aster has modeled a 1/32nd scale 1945 Lima-built Western Maryland Shay, the largest three-truck Shay ever manufactured. The Western Maryland used it on a coal mining branch near Chaffee, West Virginia. It was designed for regular operation on a 7% grade with occasional stretches as steep as 10%, and it could haul 156 tons at 10 mph on the 7% grades. Previously preserved at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, it is now in service at Cass, Virginia.

    • May 25, 2017 2:03 PM EDT
    • I ended up winning a 2120 Stainz on the bay for a decent price.   Thanks  Mike

    • May 25, 2017 12:10 PM EDT
    • I have an LGB 2017D in the original box form before 1995, as I brought it from Germany when we returned to Washington.  I will sell for a reasonable price.


    • May 22, 2017 10:26 PM EDT
    • That's not a bad price.

    • May 21, 2017 5:17 PM EDT
    • Anybody have a spare LGB Stainz sitting around that needs a new home that they can let go for a good price?   Thanks  Mike

    • May 25, 2017 12:02 PM EDT
    • And Number 5 is the one I rode with my family in 1952 out of Durango.  And no I have not found those pictures!  /'*!*!

      and I would like to get one too.


    • May 24, 2017 9:09 PM EDT
    • Sad thing is I had one and let it slip away.

    • May 24, 2017 9:00 PM EDT
    • I've been looking for a bus body goose for a while. Rare as hens teeth and pricey when they show up.

    • May 24, 2017 7:33 PM EDT
    • oops wrong post

    • May 24, 2017 7:13 PM EDT
    • Hi, I'm looking for a Accucraft Goose #5 or any number with the Bus body. I'm offering my Goose #7 as a trade. It has Airwire and phoenix sound.

    • May 25, 2017 8:34 AM EDT
    • All sold except for the 2 Hartland cars,  $15 each or $25 for the pair plus shipping.    Mike





    • May 23, 2017 4:11 PM EDT
    • Accucraft West Side Lumber 3 Truck Shay
      Charlotte Metro Area, NC

      Here I have a Accucraft 3 truck shay . It is in excellent condition. It even has Seirra sound installed. The only thing I can find wrong is the forward light is not coming on.
      Please call and talk to me about it. 704-796-6839 cell
      These are hard to find. I have not seen one listed before..
      Here are the Stats on the engine:

      1:20.3 scale, 
       three-truck Shay
      Accucraft Trains
      33268 Central Ave.
      Union City CA 94587
      Price $3,800
      Web site:

      All-metal model of a 60 ton, class-C Shay built by Lima Locomotive Works; electrically powered via 24V motor; directional lighting; minimum radius, 4'; working cab windows; working couplers; prototypically accurate lettering and number. Dimensions: Length, 28.5"; width: 5.5"; height 9" (over whistle). Dimensions match published prototype drawings. Weight, 18 lbs.

      video of it running :



    • May 22, 2017 1:52 PM EDT
    • Thanks for linking the video better.   I also have 2 Roundhouse engines as I want to fine tune my motive power to suit the new layout's theme better.  Thanks  Mike

    • May 16, 2017 12:06 PM EDT
    • Here is a link to a video of the engine running last night at my little steam up I held with a friend. 

    • May 16, 2017 9:48 AM EDT
    • all pending sold at this time


      Roundhouse Sammie with Walschaert's valve gear and every upgrade option from Roundhouse Pending Sale!