Just got a Proto2000 SAL E7

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Seaboard, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    Hey guys I just got my Proto2000 SAL E7 in the other day, and it runs like a beauty.:)
    I'm going to put a Decoder in it later, but for now I still have my layout to finish and a space to clean. It's highly detailed, and has Mars lighting which is exellent for it's type.
    This is the coolest SAL streamlined engine I have ever gotten. Most Iv'e gotten were SAL
    freight units.


  2. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    I've got 2 of their E6's, and IC and ACL, and love the look of them. But I did make 1 change, and that was to remove the front coupler and change the pilot to the enclosed one, didn't like the open look of it.:thumb:
  3. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    It came with the coupler doors for the front, and I will add them later. I don't like the open look either unless I'm double heading the unit.
  4. jr switch

    jr switch Member

    Sean, that is one beautiful diesel! I always liked the curve of the roofline and of the windshields. Those were indeed, fine looking engines.--------John
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    The Proto 2000 E7 is a really good locomotive and it pulls like a bull elephant on steroids. I have 2 of them myself, along with a GP30, a PA1 and an E6. Next month I'm getting an E8 A-B set.
  6. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    Thanks yall for the comments. It is truely one of the most beautiful engines I have ever seen. I have dreamed about getting one of these ever since I started modeling this prototype. It hauls really good, and I'm thinking about getting another.:thumb: :)
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good luck with the new loco.

    I also just got one; a B&O unit. I have not had a chance to get it out of the box yet.
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Gorgeous engines, those...

    Tom, you haven't had a chance to take it out of the box...???!!! Did the house burn down..?? An alien invation..?? You gonna clean the PA interstate..??
    The FIRST thing to do when you get an engine (car, structure, whatever...etc.) IS to take it out of the box and onto the track...!!!:D
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    I couldn't. The tracks were covered with scenery materials.:cry: :oops:

    I cleared about half the tracks tonight and took the E7A out of the box. I removed the front coupler and installed the coupler cover. I ran it back and forth on the part of the layout that was clear. It ran great! :thumb: I got to get those boxes of foliage off the layout soon.

    Pictures later this weekend I hope.
  10. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    Well hurry up and get your track cleared TomPM, These things run and sound alot better in full motion.:thumb:
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here it is:


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