In another thread I said I was now the proud owner of a new old stock 10 wheeler. After a minor debate ( o i know right that would never happen on LSC) it was determined that this is a 25 or so year old 1st gen radio controlled 10 wheeler. It was purchased of eBay for 33 dollars with local pick up. I bought it mainly for the cars and the tender for bashing. The track I will use for a shelf display. The loco will be a bash or as some have suggested a rust pile in a ravine or a play ground for scale kids. But being new I figured I will run it if I can until it breaks.
So I get this thing. Local train guy seemed nice. Says it was his dad’s. I get it home. Not new. Box has been opened caboose missing as well as all the signs telephone poles crossing arms and coal tower. Working with the seller to make it right. All I care about is the caboose. It has definitely never been run. All in all I am still happy with the purchase even if I never see a caboose.
Now I set it up. Bought some battery’s and guess what. No one can give me crap ever again about anything. I am now the proud owner of a working locomotive, running on my own layout, and its even a round round to make my badge more than honorary.
So for the review. I don’t know why Bachmann would have ever changed this fine machine. It has more power than anyone could ever want. It will pull at least a hundred cars up a 10% grade with no derailments on even the worst track. I am pretty sure I could remove a section of track and it would likely traverse the gap and climb back into the rails and still not derail. The RC control is far better than anything else I have seen anyone use. Very fine control. The sound almost scared me I thought a real steam locomotive was driving through my dining room. The track is so good that I am sure that even being plastic it would run the finest DCC system, I mean it’s that good.
At any rate this is the best 30 dollars I have ever spent.