Uniquely individual, handmade, fine scale models for around the same price as those mass produced, pre-built, all look alike, Chinese toys. We will sell nothing until it looks so good we want to keep it.
If you like Gas Side Rod Critter Locos, you won't find another one that runs this well and has a custom scratch built cab body that took 2 months to design and build. Custom Bachmann On30 Scale Center Cab 4-axle Gas Side Rod Critter loco #18, Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 Sound, Train Control Systems (TCS) Keep Alive KA4, and working direction controlled Front & Rear LED lights. Don't like our prime mover, whistle, or bell sounds? That's okay, there's a whole library of other sounds available - including crew radio talk - on this TSU-1100 (885003) Alco diesel sound system.
We removed the original body and installed a completely scratch built center cab that press fits onto the chassis. The new cab has two side doors with latch detail, dusty window glass plastic in the 6 other windows, fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures, fully painted cab interior, detailed front/rear radiator vents, chassis mounted electronic bell, front & rear grab railings, coupler lift bars, pilot extensions, 6 side ladder steps, two exhaust stacks, visible air tanks under chassis, side rods with counter weights on all axles and a new 28mm round speaker with enclosure in the cab. The finished model has several coats of acrylic weathering with a final light coat of dust, so it will look good (or would that be bad) for many years to come.
After all that work, we couldn't resist running it around the test track a few times so it probably has ten minutes or less of run time on it before we cleaned the wheels and packed it up. Not only does it look great with Bachmann 18' cars (not included), but it ran great on our 15" radius test track with no problems even with 18' On30 freight cars coupled to it.
All the original Soundtraxx Tsunami & TCS KA4 paperwork is included, so you can play with the cv codes all you like, but not the original box since the modified loco doesn't fit into it any more. You will receive the actual model shown in the photos. Items combined if possible and include professional packing and insurance. Background scenery, track and On30 freight cars are NOT included.
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