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My experience with challengers, my opinion:

I buy trains to run them.  If it runs quietly, pulls smoothly and is reasonable I'll buy it.  My very first 0 scale purchase was a ignorant lot acquisition of four Williams Articulateds in 1994.   Almost went back to gauge 1 brass they were so disappointing.  Cab forwards were geared extremely slow like an old tired dog,  the challenger gear boxes were so loud the neighbors complained.  I  believe they were powered by coffee grinders.

To make matters worse the importer started selling them out the back door for half of what I paid for them.  Like trashy ladies of the evening, different customers get different prices.

So I dumped the Williams and picked up several smooth and quiet MTH big engines and all was well until I discovered Sunset.  Sunset is the workingman's gold standard.

Great product, fair pricing, a runner and a looker plus the Mann family cares about their customers and  Sunset will  never have zinc rot.

Just opened my black box 2 rail Lionel GG-1 and the side frames were bowed out & disintegrated into black dust.

I did pick up some Oriental, Precision and Overland but not being skilled in brass soldering and painting I blew them out.  They should be sold with a brass magnet to salvage the pieces which fall off.

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
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