Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2016


It goes without saying that, whether they be railfans, modelers, or just casual observers, the SHAY Locomotive has made its way into the hearts of steam locomotive afficiandos the world over...
There were 2,272 constructed over a 67 year period of time, and no less than 117 survive until this day! And not just a few of these can be seen in operation today!
We, personally, have been fans of these locomotives ever since being exposed to the sight of a "Class B" Shay in a Pacific Fast Mail catalog back in the late 1950's... A life-long love affair, if you will...
And of these unusual critters, those of the steel girder underframed type have been right at the top of our list, interest-wise... Nicknamed "Pacific Coast", they were the "Johhny-come-lately" of Lima's Shay production...
According to a LIma advertisement in old friend Dan Ranger's book, "PACIFIC COAST SHAY" , "On rough, uneven track, light rails, sharp curves, and steep grades, Shay Geared locomotives are daily hauling loads where rod engines would be helpless. Every wheel a driving wheel, every pound of weight adhesive weight, three cylinder engine drive through flexible drive shaft and no counterbalance to hammer the rails, are some of the reasons why Shays are economical, successful logging units. The Pacific Coast Type Shay has all parts readily accessible to facilitate the task of lubrication, adjustment, or repairs. If you are interested in haulage economy, investigate the Lima Pacific Coast Type Shay."
And it's because of these same three cylinders and "flexible drive shaft" that we are proud to announce several very distinctive versions of these "Sidewinders", most never before produced, that are sure to win the hearts of both Logging Modelers and Collectors alike.
So please pay close attention to the photo descriptions. We are only building a limited number of models, so get your reservations in early to avoid disappointment.




On April 3, 1964, Klickitat Log and Lumber number Shay 7 had the dubious distinction of becoming the last regularly scheduled Pacific Coast Shay to operate in the Pacific Northwest...
She now resides in Willits, California where she is scheduled to receive a complete restoration!
We can hardly wait to see her in operation once more!
Our catalog number for this great model was: #3346





Pickering Shay #11 had a STAINLESS STEEL Boiler Jacket making her an eye popper for certain!
But she's distinctive for more reasons for that! Click this photo for more views and info on this great California based logger!
Our catalog number for this great model was: #3327




Rayonier Incorporated was often called "The Last of the Great Steam Loggers", and for good reason...
They owned no less than 13 SHays at one time, plus numerous rod engines, including several 2-6-6-2 tank mallets, and at least one Willamette...
Our catalog number for this great model was: #3348





Hillcrest Shay #5 was a very late production Shay... She came to life in April of 1936 as Merrill Ring Wilson Ltd. #5, Rock Bay, BC, Canada... In November of 1941 she went to Mayo Brothers Timber Co. Ltd.... Then in 1945 to the Hillcrest Lumber Company becoming their #11...
She is now on display at Fort Steele Heritage Town, Ft Steele, BC ...

Our catalog number for this great model was: #3350





This was the only 'Pacific Coast' Shay built to burn wood.
Converted to burn oil for her first owner, then to coal in 1983 ...
She can still be seen in operation to this day...

Our catalog number for this great model was: #3320



We are looking forward to receiving these models with great anticipation! Accurately scaled and detailed,or models are sure to please the most knowledgeable collector ... Add to this the excellent EXCELLENT Paintwork that's become a Boo-Rim trademark, and, well, they're simply nigh unto irresistible!

With a level of detailing and operation only dreamed about a few years ago, these models will be created in Lifetime Brass to our specifications by South Korea's Premier Builder of Brass Models, Boo-Rim Precision, for the pleasure of the Serious "HO" Scale Operator and the astute Collector of Fine Hand Crafted Brass Models alike !







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