Model Power Sf Metaltrain

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by XavierJ123, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member Check out this train set that I just purchased. I had no idea how heavy this all metal train would be. It seems strange compared to the Bachmann, Altas, an AHM plastic bodies. I am not sure I like this or not??? Any opinions would be appreciated. I know one this for sure. It is very difficult to place the engine on the track because of the lower plastic detail on the engine.
  2. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

    Well, I think I am getting use to a heavier train set. All the others that I have owned had plastic bodies and much,much lighter. I set it up temporally on a hard plywood train table and ran it on the Bachmann EZ track that came with the set. It has a quality power pack and the locomotive runs very smoothly at all speeds. I think it comes with Kadee couplers as the couplers have that teeny tiny spring. Either that or they just look like Kadees. I have never purchased a Kadee. My only complaint so far is the noise. It goes clickidy-clack at every joiner all around the track. I wonder if this noise will cease with a subroad bed of homosote or something like that?
  3. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    With the weight and being all metal it will resonate sound more, but I get that with metal wheelsets on my plastic cars. Check to make sure you have the rail in the joiners, I 've overrode them with EZ Track before and didn't know it because it locks together, you might have some high joints.

    Glad it runs OK.

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