Need help…. Again….
Looking at Digitrax decoder select site, no ahm brand there. Would it be under a different brand name?
What sort of history are you looking for? The Union Pacific was late to dieselize because of their massive client investment in coal.You UP guys will have to educate me, the history I have looked through only included the ALCO switcher and the F9…. Of course, I am ignorant as hell so who knows what I am looking at lol
If you are talking about purchasing a new DC-only and installing the decoder yourself, I'd recommend buying one with the decoder already installed. You may pay a bit more as the factory installed decoders are usually DC/DCC with sound, so you could run on either power (although you won't get all the features with DC). If you don't care about sound, then buying the DC-only and installing a non-sound DCC might save a little money at the "expense" of the labor you will put in. I'd suggest going to the Walthers website and see what models are available. Then Google the particular models to see when they were introduced and how long they ran. Of course, a lot of diesels that were introduced prior to 1990 were still being utilized for a number of years after.What I am trying to avoid is getting a loco introduced after 1990 on the UP line, looking for like GP 38, 40 at the latest from the looks of it…. Does anyone recommend one brand over the rest? Should I go DCC equipped, ready, or install decoder myself?
Ok, glad you realize that. I never want to speak too despairingly of anyone's equipment. Sometimes it is all they can afford or are treasures from childhood.I don’t like the the electric or motors on any locos I have, kinda cheap shit, must be why people were willing to give them to me lol Gonna have to look for what I can afford…
Atlas, Kato, InterMountain, and Athearn Genesis are going to be your top brands.What I am trying to avoid is getting a loco introduced after 1990 on the UP line, looking for like GP 38, 40 at the latest from the looks of it…. Does anyone recommend one brand over the rest? Should I go DCC equipped, ready, or install decoder myself?
Most freight cars need 33" wheels. Other than wheel gauge and truck height gauge, a truck reamer tool is one of the most valuable you can add to your tool box, for freight car performance.Needing to replace trucks, wheels and couplers on my rolling stock, from what I learned on info research I want to replace wheels with 36” metal, keep the trucks but tune them, use kadee non magnetic couplers…. Anybody disagree?
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