Oh Lucky Day!

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned  that I was looking for an HOn30 “Class A” Shay from Joe Works. Fortunately one of the members of the Australian Narrow Gauge Railways group read my post and offered me his unbuilt Joe Works, as he had found a KTM Ali Shan Shay himself.

The Joe Works Shay kit

So now I am the lucky owner of a Joe Works “Class A” Shay … well, at least of the parts. I know that it will take some time to assemble, but I will take it one step at a time.
I have already compared the size with the Atlas Shay and have noticed quite some similarities. Although the boiler of the Atlas Shay is tapered, the locations of the domes and stack are exactly the same. So the Joe Works kit will probably also help me to build the Atlas based Shay!