There weren't a lot of choices for me when I started. I bought the MTH G scale Dash 8 at first. I looked around for what else was available and just bought 2 more. I had a USA Trains SD40-2 as my very first G scale engine. It was a bad example. The gear boxes weren't right and still aren't to this day. I worked on them and reworked them without great success. I really think they were just defects.

 That pushed me towards MTH even more as those Dash 8s just ran and ran without issues. Years went by and I longed for more modern stuff. I ended up building a few of my own and posted those here on this forum. They all ended up with spare MTH parts inside for proven reliability.

I later got more USA Trains and tried all sorts of mods. I replaced the small factory wheels, redid the gears, & of course installed MTH's sound and smoke units. I bought other brands as well. I just go back to my standard MTH diesels that haven't failed me. I wish it didn't take so long for the new SD70ACE to come along. I would have bought a dozen by now. Instead I have several other brand shelf queens and picky runners.

1c23f_e331DSC_1151DSC_1586.thumb.JPG.047388e7c493086dfe14764daaeb21b6DSC_1588.thumb.JPG.d5907b5c1c8f9b0fdaa407874ebc5cabpost-10-0-00189400-1404764954post-10-0-47466700-1371082088post-10-0-51648000-1371774937post-10-0-60794000-1404764975

I'll be back with more models.

What's your favorites and stories?

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Attachments

Photos (8)
Original Post

Here's where the modern ones go people! 

A couple of USA Trains SD70MACs...

1a703_e685post-10-0-00925400-1433194759post-10-0-46032100-1353195119

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Attachments

Photos (3)

Got track time in before the winter hit this year. It's really been a decent winter so far. Spring might be early?

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Wow. I'm surprised that more members didn't share here.

post-10-0-32980800-1374465923

post-10-0-15015200-1360696208

 

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Attachments

Photos (2)

I have more steam than Diesels but with  3 on pre order I'm closing the  gap

Here is what's on my shelf's Joe.

Larry

IMG_1675IMG_1676IMG_1677IMG_1679IMG_1680IMG_1683

Attachments

Photos (6)

Here are some G gauge diesels running on the G&O.  Nearly all of these engines have been converted to battery power with radio remote control.   NH Joe

DSCN0198DSCN0225DSCN1679DSCN1844DSCN1885DSCN2424 [1)DSCN2424DSCN3250DSCN3459

Attachments

Photos (8)

Add Reply

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

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×