I'm wondering how you like your locomotives
Well now that's a tall order. Let's see I'd like them to be highly detailed, in fact a miniature exact replica of the prototype paint weathering, the works! Surround Sound and computer controlled so all I'd have to do was rail fan in one spot.
Well that's what I'd like, but although I can dream up a storm, I'm not that good of a model builder so I'll settle for the best I can do with someone else's advice. (Actually my model building does improve each time as I use the tips given on the forums
) Surround sound is out, but I do have a couple of MRC sound generators and lot's of switches and speakers. I'll settle for DC as DCC is not in the budget at this time. I did keep an old XT 8086 computer for the purpose of computerizing some of the layout, but I know now I'll never have the time for it.
So in summation, Locos as detailed as is within my ability, painted, decaled and with light weathering. I like kit bashing them from whatever s close enough to fit the bill (like the trucks on my 630's are U33C. Building Dofasco 3 axle trucks for them is not beyond my ability but I doubt that I'll do it. Too much work for so little reward). I have no plans for dummys, they'll all be powered as DCC is not totally out of the picture. One concern would be finding a decoder small enough, and of sufficient current capabilities to run my RS18 s
Now in regard to sound, I'm quite hard of hearing, frequency losses the hearing aids can't compensate for. So I'd have to hear those wonderful sound decoders before I'd even consider investing in them.
Well that's my babbling for now So!