No layout update this week, so here are some pictures and a video from the summer that I had forgotten to share, this is the first run of an Athearn Genesis Southern Pacific SDP45 road number 3200 with DCC Sound. The part number is ATHG63651. As you can see from the first pictures, sadly the trip from the US was not kind to the loco, the air tank had come off and the fuel tank screw was damaged. I suspect the blame for this falls onto the ebay global shipping program, who decided to re-pack the loco from its original box done by the seller and then didnt put sufficent packing in – it was loose in the box. I managed to get the air tank to push back on and the fuel tank I had to add some glue to the screw, quite disapointing when you have to repair a brand new loco.
The pictures of the loco in the green bridge were originally to check the clearance from the snow plough to the bridge walk ways, as I’d had some issues with a previous loco not making it through easily, however this turned out to be a track issue later, but the pictures look nice so there included here.
In the video I run the loco around a bit and randomly try out some of the sounds.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!