~ Updated Thursday, December 18, 2014 ~
Click here to read the story behind this project. . .



CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR MORE VIEWS OF THE #5. . .


CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR MORE VIEWS OF THE #6. . .


CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO VIEW OUR "CATALOG" SHAY CHRONICLES. . .
(This page will be ongoing as the models are completed. )

THE 55 TON SHAYS ARRIVED IN MARCH OF 2007. . .

With but only 80 models produced, total, and each hand crafted in Lifetime Brass, the term "Limited Production" took on real meaning !

The prototypes for these two truckers were of pretty fair size, considered by LIMA as being 55 tonners. #5 had the earliest construction date, 1902, and she was still on the roster in 1950. Not too bad for a cantankerous old teakettle that had a propensity towards "heading for the woods" at times. . .

Click on any of the photos above to access a site featuring that locomotive / version. You'll note that had "intended" to chronicle each of the "Special Order" Shays which came in with this project, but time being what it is? ? ? Let's just say that, in spite of the fact that we did, indeed get photos of each of these unique shays, this will have to be an ongoing event. Dare I say "Because I don't have enough time ?"

If you are a Shay Lover, a Geared Locomotive aficionado, or just appreciate fine art, you need to have a look at the models on these pages. They were just plain beautiful !

NONE REMAIN AT THIS WRITING.





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