Athearn SD50 - DCC-ready or Digitrax-ready...?

Athearn SD50 - DCC-ready or Digitrax-ready...?

Post by Paul Newhou » Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:35:24





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> My point is, that if you expect "drop in" to mean "no work at all, including
> reading the instructions," then you are naive.

Well, I don't have that much experience with much, but "drop in" implies
much.  I had checked up on the S1's before buying them; "DCC ready" seems
a little over the top when it includes grinding the frame, rerouting the
wiring and screwing with the lights.  Same with the GP60's, ok it didn't
stop me, but it is annoying.  Kato's are pretty much "drop in" as far
as DCC is concern.  I learned to glue the "snap in no gluing required"
details.  Athearn "Blue Box Specials" are probably the most honest that
I've encountered, "Recommended age group 7 years and older"  *8->
I'm not expecting to have them presentable for a "considerable time".
BUT, having lots of fun with them.

Enjoy,
Paul
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Working the Rockie Road of the G&PX