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It is all done right here in beautiful Northeastern California...USA!!!

 

Testtraxx and me at the 2006 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Durango, Colorado...

 

 

26th National Narrow Gauge Convention 2006 in Durango, Colorado

You may have seen me, showing my prototypes of the all new Testtraxx . I was a late entry to the convention so I was stuck up and a ways out of the main vendor hall...along with Soundtraxx and Blackstone Models...

 

 

 

 

 

The NEW professional Testtraxx, On2 Overland Gilpin Shay #5 and me at the 2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Portland, Oregon...

 

 

 

28th National Narrow Gauge Convention 2008 Portland, Oregon 

Here I am again...showing my prototypes of the all new Testtraxx. My display has seen some refinement... 

 

 

 

 

 

The NEW professional Testtraxx, On2 Overland Gilpin Shay #5 and me at the 2009 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado...

 

 

 

29th National Narrow Gauge Convention 2009 Colorado Springs, Colorado

And again...showing my prototypes of the all new Testtraxxs. A tight display, a little light and the new Nn3 and N/Nn3 Dual gauge Testtraxxs wrapped and ready for sale too!

 

 

 

 

The NEW professional Testtraxx, On2 Overland Gilpin Shay #5 and me at the 2010 National Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis, Missouri...

 

 

30th National Narrow Gauge Convention 2010 St. Louis, Missouri  

Phew...for the last year, I have been building an addition to our house which includes a new home for Testtraxx and The Shay Fixer.  We framed and racked roof trusses at -18 degrees Fahrenheit  last winter and I was doing the finish work at 103 degrees Fahrenheit this summer...a true labor of love! It is now time to take a break for a couple of weeks..to ride on and talk trains...

 

 

 

 

Upon the NEW professional Testtraxx is an On2 Overland Gilpin Shay #5 and me, 'The Shay Fixer', at the 32nd National Narrow Gauge Convention in Bellevue, Washington...

 

 

32nd National Narrow Gauge Convention 2012 Bellevue, Washington

Well, the addition is done, I am in my new shop and the convention was upon us. I was told by someone knowledgeable in these things  "...that I was the Michael Jackson of Shay locomotives"... You have to stop a moment to catch their drift...but thank you!

 

 

 

 

Upon the NEW professional Testtraxx is an On2 Overland Gilpin Shay #5 and me, 'The Shay Fixer', at the 33nd National Narrow Gauge Convention in Pasadena, California...

 

 

33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention 2013 Pasadena, California

An absolute crazy year has come and gone since our last Narrow Gauge Convention up in Belleview, Washington. I did however, for the very first time enter into competition a PFM/United HOn3 Benson Shay. It took second place in the 'Geared Locomotive' division!

 

 

 

 

This little PFM/United HOn3 25Ton Benson Shay has been transformed from a bras display model into a hardworking little 'Sidewinder'. Her superstructure and frame were drilled, tapped and soldered to accommodate the changes to come. She was then blasted, cleaned, sound cam installed, masked, painted, and clear coated. Then decals were applied and another spray of clear coat put on. The engine was then reassembled, all wheel pick-up and a Maxon RE-1320 motor was installed. After passing a rigorous mechanical Tune-up, a Tsuanami-750 Light Logging decoder was installed along with a 3,300uf Stay Alive circuit, speaker and LED lighting. She was then programmed, weathered, window glass and lenses were installed, superstructure reattached, and then she was extensively tested. To round out the project, a coal load, engineer, fireman and window shades (to hide the cab speaker) were installed! Phew.....

Oh, and did I mention...she runs reeeeal sweeeet!!!

 

33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention Pasadena, California-2nd place winner in the 'Geared Locomotive' division...

 

 

It is all done right here in beautiful Northeastern California...USA!!!

Why buy a Testtraxx?

Testtraxx is fully adjustable, can be used with an 0-4-0 all the way up to the giant Big Boy of UP fame and...it is made right here in the USA!

It is all done right here in beautiful Northeastern California...USA!!!

 

You can...Testtraxx and a new Blackstone Models K-27...At the Durango show, Blackstone Models ran one of their new K-27 D&RGW "Mudhens" on my new HO/HOn3 Dual Gauge Testraxx. Both "newbies" worked perfectly together...a sort of love at first sight!

 

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...how about just watching your favorite engine run...

 

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Testtraxx HO Style 2.75 and a beautiful HO Harrington Shay... 

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HOn3 Caddo River Shay on a Style 1.2 Dual Gauge Testtraxx...sooo sweeet... 

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Gotta love this Shay... 

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Testtraxx HO/HOn3 Dual Gauge Style 1.2 and a Westside three truck Shay... 

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A gorgeous PFM/United Uintah articulated on a brand new HO/HOn3 Dual Gauge Style 1.2 Testtraxx...just tooling along... 

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So fine...a PFM/United Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2 backing off its run on a brand new HO/HOn3 Dual Gauge Style Testtraxx... 

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Aspen Models RGS Goose rolling in style upon a New Nn3 Style 1.2 Testtraxx... 

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Aspen Models RGS Goose is still rolling in style upon a New N/Nn3 Dual Gauge Style 1.2 Testtraxx... 

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Aspen Models K-36 Engineer's side frontal view of New N/Nn3 Dual Gauge Style 1.2 Testtraxx... 

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A quarter, a Thomas Knapp Nn3 Shay and an all new Nn3 Style 1.2 Testtraxx...

 

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