Best switching engine

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Biased turkey, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I just built a 23" by 11" micro layout.
    It's DC ( I had trouble with DCC ), uses Peco electrofrog and Peco flextrack.
    I was amazed of how so smooth the Atlas TH&B GP7 runs on it.
    I have other engines that are good too on a switching layout, Atlas CPR GP9, Life-Like TH&B SW9-1200, Atlas Atlas L&N MP-15 DC ( I know it sounds odd for a Canadian based layout ) and Life-Like MoPac GP-18 ( my 1st N scale engine ).

    Here is a pic of the marvel.

    and the layout that includes what the Brits name a "sector plate"
    Switching is fun.

    Any other suggestion for a smoooooth switching engine ?
  2. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author Member

    Although some folks have had issues with the Atlas VO-1000s, my pair (relettered for my railroad) run just fine.

    The Life-Like SW8s seems to be good for me as well.
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Here is a pic of the switching layout. I wanted to practice building a sector plate.
    The other requirement was to have a runaround track.
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Is it the one umtrr-author ?
    It looks ugly, but I don't care if it's a good switching engine

  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Yes, that's a VO-1000.
    Baldwins often produce that reaction.
  6. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    I like my LL SW....Good slow speed and pretty low price...cox 47
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Looks like something Nazgul should have:mrgreen:

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