A couple of additional observations of my new Nickel Plate Berkshire: The settings to the pitch for the bell and whistle, and the volume for each of the sounds set with the phone app, hold for running with the hand-held. My phone this morning was low on juice, so I picked up my universal remote and was happy to see that theses settings which I had set with the app still applied.
The details on the boiler casting are crisp. The locomotive drivers are very cool - hard to see in any of the photos, but these are very well done.
Unfortunately for me, when the loco is standing, the fan for the smoke continues, but the smoke heater is either off or very low, I get smoke for a few seconds which gradually trails off to nothing, just the fan noise still going. Perhaps this is prototypical, but with the fan going continuously, I would like to see some smoke. With the phone app I can turn off the smoke&fan while the loco is standing, and then turn it back on again when ready to get under way. So I guess I can live with it.
I believe that this is the longest of the LC+ steamers, but it rolls around my O-45 curves very gracefully.