My Freight Train Pics

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    The tower55 units have brass railings, grab irons, and misc detail parts. Thats the only thing I didnt like about the units. Nothing to do to them but run them:D
  2. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yeah I really like the brass details and not having to install anything.It sure makes it easier for me,my eyes and hands aren't what they used to be when I use to do models quite a bit in my younger days;).

  3. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    sign1 I was looking at mine earlier and noticed the mu hose wasn't in the hanger and tried to put it in it. Needless to say, I pulled the hanger loose to do this and dropped the little booger on the floor. I spent at least an hour looking for it. When it was finally found, I said it wasn't worth messing with and just put it back on.:thumb:

    COMBAT Member

    Again, nice equipment, but I will save the money. The only way I would go with them is if there was a performance difference. Hey, thats why there are different companies out there. :)
  5. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    My reason for buying the units from tower55 is this:
    The paint scheme will never be done again, thanks to UP sign1 , and the units are not available from any other manufacturer right now. The detailing of the units is picture perfect, as is the paint.:thumb:
  6. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yep,it was worth the extra money just for the NP scheme for me.I still think they should have used gold instead of yellow on it,but that's UP's influence again.

    Still,nothing wrong with those Atlas engines.If I wanted a SD70MAC or something I'd buy one,the BNSF are nice as are the CN models.I just may get one yet,but I want theTower55 C&NW SD70ACe because I like the scheme.

  7. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    I like the Rio Grande heritage unit, as well as all SP and Rio Grande units before it.:thumb:
    I'd buy another Athearn or Atlas engine again, without a second thought:thumb:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Nice Pics guys,


    Love that BNSF SD75M, it looks AWSOME!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    COMBAT Member

    I can sompletely understand that. I too would pay the extra for that. Again, great looking equipment. :thumb: Just wondering, how do they run?
  10. CRed

    CRed Member

    Thanks,they're pretty nice units.You'll have to ask Thoroughbreed about how they run,I don't have any track laid yet.

    I've actually been looking at some Atlas,Athearn and Kato engines and if I could pick up one of those with sound for around $180 I just may get one!I think one of them has a more modern C&NW model and the BNSF in the Heritage scheme or CN,CP wouldn't be all bad either.I have to sell my F3's first though.

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