Precision Craft

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by coachC, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. coachC

    coachC Member

    How good are these locomotives? Do they run smooth with good sound? I was thinking about purchasing this one

    Broadway Limited Imports

    I haven't heard much about this company. I searched around the forum and found only a few references to them. Most of them were positive. Anyone have this loco or any other of thier sound equipped diesels?

  2. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    Athearn has recently discontinued their SW1500 switcher. Last I heard, these locos were retailing for $39.95. Athearn has an excellent reputation for reliability and detail. Of course the Athearn is not DCC ready. The BLI is selling for nearly $200 and is also not DCC ready. Since the Athearn was only recently discontinued, I'll bet you'll still find some at your local dealer. Check around the internet and you might even find some that have been greatly discounted.

  3. coachC

    coachC Member

    According to the website, it has DCC w/sound. Am I reading it wrong? They have others that are cheaper without the DCC and sound.
  4. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    "DCC & Sound Upgradeable" Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC. Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality. Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM motherboards.

    Please note that the above notice was shown below the model's specifications and indicates to me that neither sound or DCC is supplied. Nonetheless, if you and I are confused, you had better make a phone call and find out for sure.
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    CoachC, you are right. The SW1500s selling for §199 are equipped with an ESU LokSound decoder and run on DCC and DC. The DC version without decoder and sound sells for $99.
  6. CRed

    CRed Member

    PCM-832 EMD SW1500, SCL/L&N 5002, with LokSound/DC/DCC, HO

    Yep,your good to go.
  7. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    My apologies!!!

    I am sooo used to going straight to the fine print when I see an ad.
  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I have one of their On3 galloping geese...I've suddenly become a fan of sound. It is an excellent locomotive.
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    NKP174: my wife wants one of those Galloping Geese, but our local shop only has a couple of On3 models, and I need On30. Does it look convertible if I just squeeze the wheels in a bit?
  10. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    It isn't in front of my right now...but...

    I only bought mine because of Factor Direct Trains' sale:
    It was $150 for my dad and I each to get one with sound

    They still have plenty in On30.

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