Read an interview by John Cubbin with Walter over at Raildig about this Shay. This is an interview on the Nn3 version, but most points apply to this N Scale version as well. The Nn3 version of this locomotive is also a featured article in N Scale Magazine July/August 2015 Edition (volume 27 number 4). The seven page article, The Short & Nn3arrow, is authored by Thomas Knapp and features many colorful photos of a step by step build.
And his unique artistic touches to this detailed kit designed by Walter. He also does a review and "how to" procedure on JAX Pewter Black to blacken this model kit. Models and Kits produced by Showcase Miniatures, including Century Foundry products, are intended for model builders 15 years of age and older.
These products are not children's toys. The item "N Scale Class B 30-40 Ton Shay Locomotive Kit by Showcase Miniatures (5006)" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives".
The seller is "2543debbie" and is located in Tuskegee, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.