I need to find a smaller DCC with Sound Diesel...

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Hi fellow railroaders,

I just received my Proto 2000 SF E6A/B unit today in the mail and was surprised at the overall size of this beast. :eek:

My BLI Steam Engine is 8" long not including tender and my locomotives are 7" not including the couplers. This E6 is 9 1/2" long and looks like it would be out of place on my small layout. Not to mention that I have a short radius (15") on one end of my layout. I know...shame on me for this radius, but what is done is done. :eek:

All of my other locomotives handle this track just fine but I am concerned about my new aquisition and before I open it, I need some advice because I may have to return it to the vendor.

Any ideas or suggestions of manufacturers who make smaller diesels equipped with DCC & Sound. It does not have to be a E6 A/B unit. I am modelling the 1945-1955 era on my layout.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,


Lake Shore Lines
Broadway limited it about to re-release the SW9 and NW2. Both have DCC and sound. With a 15" radius curve, you have really limited your search capability. I am not sure a GP7/9 will make it. I know the E6 won't.


Saskatoon railfan
My GP9M from Walthers makes it just fine on the 15'', although it won't make sence to send anything bigger down that way. The 4axle C-L9ner makes it as well, but its getting tight. I plan on having that whole industrial area restricyed to lightweirds RS-2 service.

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