Life-Like's Proto 2000 SD60s

Life-Like's Proto 2000 SD60s

Post by Dieter Zaka » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 17:10:33



Back in September, on the strength of Model Railroader's review in the
October 2000 issue, I placed an order with my local hobbyshop for two
undecs, which I was told would be released in November.

The story involving my engines was interesting. November came and went,
with no sign of them, and I was told their release was pushed back to
December. I thought that was odd, because Id seen the undecs at the
Timonium (MD) train show in early October! (I held off buying them
because of the engines on order.)

Anyway, I got tired of waiting for my engines, so I ordered two from
M.B. Klein in Baltimore. Eventually, they were shipped about a week and
a half after Id ordered them, arriving three days before Christmas.
That evening, my local hobbyshop called to inform me my engines were in!
(Id never cancelled the first order.)

Last Wednesday night, I finally took one of the Klein engines, placed
the shell on the chassis, and broke it in. How did it run? Well, the MR
review describes it thus: "Operation was smooth throughout the model's
speed range,..." IMO, it isn't entirely accurate. My impression was
"buttery smooth." And this was with one engine!

Afterwards, I tapped the mounting posts in the shell for 2-56 screws for
the eventual painting and assembly of these fine engines.

Life-Like, you've a winner.

Dieter Zakas

 
 
 

Life-Like's Proto 2000 SD60s

Post by john a dalt » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 22:07:56


Quote:

>Back in September, on the strength of Model Railroader's review in the
>October 2000 issue, I placed an order with my local hobbyshop for two
>undecs, which I was told would be released in November.

>The story involving my engines was interesting. November came and went,
>with no sign of them, and I was told their release was pushed back to
>December. I thought that was odd, because Id seen the undecs at the
>Timonium (MD) train show in early October! (I held off buying them
>because of the engines on order.)

>Anyway, I got tired of waiting for my engines, so I ordered two from
>M.B. Klein in Baltimore. Eventually, they were shipped about a week and
>a half after Id ordered them, arriving three days before Christmas.
>That evening, my local hobbyshop called to inform me my engines were in!
>(Id never cancelled the first order.)

>Last Wednesday night, I finally took one of the Klein engines, placed
>the shell on the chassis, and broke it in. How did it run? Well, the MR
>review describes it thus: "Operation was smooth throughout the model's
>speed range,..." IMO, it isn't entirely accurate. My impression was
>"buttery smooth." And this was with one engine!

>Afterwards, I tapped the mounting posts in the shell for 2-56 screws for
>the eventual painting and assembly of these fine engines.

>Life-Like, you've a winner.

>Dieter Zakas

.....i started off reading this thinking it was going to be a horror
story.....it wasn't until i got to the last paragraph that i realized
it was a SUCCESS story !!!!.....WOW !!!, what suspense !!!.....you
should be a professional screenwriter, Dieter.....      :)))

......big john.....    :))