ALCo’s arrive!! …
Well yesterday I took delivery of my long awaited Trainorama 48 class locomotives. After a long six and a half year wait, I must say I am pleased with them.
I have not examined them closely yet, but initial observations show very nice detail, clean paintwork and lining along with quiet and smooth running (on DC).
I have already made a mental note of some minor improvements to be done, but I will go more into this in a future post, probably after I disassemble one to see what is required to convert to DCC.
The models have reversing headlights which appear as a yellow light and the red and white marker lights are nice and not too bright. These also change with loco direction.
The model weighs in at 230 grams which feels nice in the hand and looks good when running.
It appears as if Trainorama have done their research well, as each locomotive number has their own uniqueness, including horn colour, step colours, coat of arms and builders plates.
As I said, I will write a more comprehensive review in a future post.