TM, Am I imagining it or is the whistle on your EM-1 the same one as on the VL and Legacy Big Boys?? Been watching your video above and some Youtube videos on the VL Big Boy. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2ap0c6DWCM
Excellent review TM !!
Thanks for the nice comment and no you are not imagining things. Lionel did use the VL BB in this variation of the EM-1. There is a slight difference between the two, the VL BB being clear and crisp, but both are primarily the same. I think why there is a difference is because the VL BB has a speaker in the locomotive whereas, the EM-1 only has two in the tender.