Good looking loco, thanks for posting.

Any more thoughts, or even a little review, would be appreciated.

I am interested to see the Santa Fe version, and how the plating turns out.

Surefire,

I opened the box, took one look, and put them right back in the box.  I know for sure there will be lots of posts on here to the effect that they're not that bad or the color is right. It isn't. I reluctantly kept my PRR Consolidation with the orange tender deck and the silver smokebox, but for $1300, this baby oughta be spot on.

 

PS Before I get clobbered on here, no, they are not bright orange like say the second run of the PRR X-31 boxcars, but they have a strong orange hue to them and they sure aren't tuscan as used on prototype PRR diesels and GG-1's. BTW, looks like the same wrong color they used on the JLC Tuscan GG-1's a few years ago.

 

Neal Schorr Modeling the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad

Craig...you asked for a review, so here it is. Please take note that I have never done one of these and so it's not going to be very professional! Also I messed up right away by calling them a FAs instead of PAs! Hope you like it anyway.

Ok so I just realized the file is too big to post here. I put it on my YouTube channel instead. Here's the link: 

https://youtu.be/3-ppZNAtCxQ

 

 

 

@JamesRx thanks for the video and quick review. I will have my Union Pacific ABA tomorrow, and I will post some pics and a video. I was supposed to get them this morning, but ended up missing the FedEx guy by like 5 minutes. Tomorrow I'm waiting outside in a chair until I get my hands on them 

PRRMiddleDivision posted:

Surefire,

I opened the box, took one look, and put them right back in the box.  I know for sure there will be lots of posts on here to the effect that they're not that bad or the color is right. It isn't. I reluctantly kept my PRR Consolidation with the orange tender deck and the silver smokebox, but for $1300, this baby oughta be spot on.

 

PS Before I get clobbered on here, no, they are not bright orange like say the second run of the PRR X-31 boxcars, but they have a strong orange hue to them and they sure aren't tuscan as used on prototype PRR diesels and GG-1's. BTW, looks like the same wrong color they used on the JLC Tuscan GG-1's a few years ago.

 

I certainly don't fault you. These wrong colors drive me nuts, and I wouldn't accept it either. I don't know who's minding the color monitoring store for Lionel in China, but it seems someone's often been asleep at the wheel in that department. They've had a terrible time for a long time doing correct Rio Grande orange and Great Northern orange, for example. I've sent back a number of these engines. There have been plenty of other examples as well. 

Quick video of the UP Alco PA ABA. Looks and sounds really nice. The Superbass B is an awesome add-on. This thing is loud, like wake up my neighbors loud and I love it.

I had one issue with the Front Powered A, whenever it would cross a switch it would trip the breaker on the layout, and it looks like the front left truck was not screwed in all the way so it was hanging down and when you crossed both middle rails of the switch it caused the issue. Unscrewed the truck, set it correctly, and the issue was resolved. I checked the trucks on all the other units to be sure.

 

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Quick video of the UP Alco PA ABA. Looks and sounds really nice. The Superbass B is an awesome add-on. This thing is loud, like wake up my neighbors loud and I love it.

I had one issue with the Front Powered A, whenever it would cross a switch it would trip the breaker on the layout, and it looks like the front left truck was not screwed in all the way so it was hanging down and when you crossed both middle rails of the switch it caused the issue. Unscrewed the truck, set it correctly, and the issue was resolved. I checked the trucks on all the other units to be sure.

 

Very nice! thanks for sharing

BNSF-Matt posted:

Quick video of the UP Alco PA ABA. Looks and sounds really nice. The Superbass B is an awesome add-on. This thing is loud, like wake up my neighbors loud and I love it.

I had one issue with the Front Powered A, whenever it would cross a switch it would trip the breaker on the layout, and it looks like the front left truck was not screwed in all the way so it was hanging down and when you crossed both middle rails of the switch it caused the issue. Unscrewed the truck, set it correctly, and the issue was resolved. I checked the trucks on all the other units to be sure.

 

Beautiful set Matt. Enjoy!

BNSF-Matt posted:

Quick video of the UP Alco PA ABA. Looks and sounds really nice. The Superbass B is an awesome add-on. This thing is loud, like wake up my neighbors loud and I love it.

 

 

They look and sound nice.

1955+ silver trucks, 1959+ "Union Pacific Railroad" nose herald and 1959+ "UNION PACIFIC" above the number boards representative of the UP's Alcos as operated in the early to mid 1960s.

The PAs are beautiful diesels. Enjoy!

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