kato,atlas,life- like?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Livesteam, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    i have the dash 8 and its nice i only wish it was a little heavier, Do you mean depending on what engine you need to use a diffrent power setting?
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I could have made that a bit clearer...

    Each new Dash 8 seems to take a different power level before it moves. For example: the CSX will start to move at 40 whereas the Conrail starts to move at 60 and the Santa Fe will start around 75 on the power pak index. Each engine was sitting in the box at the retailer for a while I suspect. The GP50 by contrast will start to move around 20 to 30. I've oiled each engine and am starting to follow the "break in" advice I've received on this forum. I'm hoping the Santa Fe will work a bit better with some time running on the tracks.

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