New Lionel U33C - I'm happy!

I just received my Legacy Penn Central U33C about an hour ago. (I was actually posting on the forum when the mail carrier arrived)  I immediately opened the box and did a visual inspection of the locomotive.  It was perfect... no loose parts, no paint blemishes, no damage period. They even got the paint color right  I placed it on the layout for a "shake down" run.  It worked flawlessly.  All functions operated as intended. The radiator top removes to access the Run/Program switch, smoke unit switch and volume control pot.  The engine sound seemed appropriate for a GE FDL-16 prime mover.  The horn sounded like a 1968 Chevy horn, but its not offensive.  Crew dialogue was pretty generic, but that is okay with me.

 

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The front pilot has a snow plow with MU hoses.  The General Steel Casting trucks are well represented.

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The rear pilot is pretty basic.  While there are MU hoses, there is not much detail, otherwise.  I'm not planning on running it long hood forward.

 

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 This is a BIG locomotive at over 17" in length.  It gives the impression of pure power.  It would look perfect on the point of a 100 car coal train.  It had no problem negotiating 042 curves, but it did look kind of silly due to the excessive overhang.

 

I MUed it with my Legacy SD45 for its initial run.  These locomotives make a nice looking pair.  (I have a GP35 in the consist as a buffer due to the kinematic coupler on the SD45 wanting to derail any freight cars coupled to it on 042 curves)

Please share you U33C photos, videos and comments. I am happy with mine!

Tom

 

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