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  1. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    The locos have very serious pulling power, that is a very long set of carriages and runs very smoothly on slower set speeds. By the way I wanted to complement you on how wonderful your layout looks. The detailing is very intricate, I would be very interested in seeing more if you were happy to...
  2. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Thank's for clarifying, I could see that it is not fully streamlined as the 4-8-4, it has been stripped back a little. Seems to me for easy access maintenance work. Still a great looking loco and it seems to run very smoothly based on the clips I have seen. Have you had much issues running...
  3. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Oh ok well I think a thank is still in order, as it just so happens I found an Athearn Genesis version of a GS4 which has a different tender but still a really great looking loco see image below. Not sure how forgiving they are on a 20" curve though. As for sound decoders I am a real novice in...
  4. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Thank you for the warm welcome, even though I am new I can see its great friendly forum and I am pleasantly surprised at the responses I have had thus far, very informative and helpful. As for the Avatar I love the Pennsylvania railway.
  5. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Thanks for your reply, I didn't know Athearn and Atlas made the GS4 in HO? The only ones I have come across is the BLI which seems to be discontinued, the MTH model in question here and the Bachmann. I will investigate. Unfortunately I have a real passion for the American streamliners they are...
  6. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    OK thats good to know because model I was interested in was used and may have needed attention down the road. Thank you for your reply.
  7. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Thanks for your response, it seems to be the consensus, particularly with the MTH anyway.
  8. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Thanks for the reply, I have been looking at the Bachmann but again it states that 22" curves is min requirement. I was also interested in the Bachman and BLI streamlined K4 they don't seem as bulky and may be a little friendlier to the tighter curves. I really appriciate your advice and time...
  9. Chef Waardevast

    MTH Southern Pacific Daylights DC

    Hello Im new to this forum and a little new to Model Railroading. I have question about a loco I was interested in purchasing and was hoping to get some advice. I was interested in purchasing an MTH SPD GS4 HO locomotive. Its quite expensive and I guess I want to be sure it will be right for...




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