Bachmann Shay won't run

Turns out that the repair of the Shay isn't as easy as the seller suggested: "just snap it back together".

I contacted Bachmann and ordered the necessary parts to get this puppy running. They don't sell the crankshaft as a spare part - had to buy the $75 cylinder assembly. With other replacement parts and shipping, over $91! OUCH!

82698 Three Truck Shay Large Scale - U-joint repair-1

While waiting for the replacement cylinder assembly, I "fixed" the existing one with a #2 sheet metal screw. Not pretty, but it works!

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