Recently Ro advertised a sale that included the Y3’s. I have one of the new PRR Y3’s and like it so I could not resist adding a B&O Y3 at the sale price. The PRR uses the long tender with 3 axle trucks, the B&O uses the shorter tender with 2 axle trucks. The Y3 remains the only S gauge engine with whistle steam.
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You have one **** of an amazing layout, thanks for sharing it.
AmFlyer, great layout. Love photo 5075 (second one in second set, coming up the hill). Just might become a Zoom background for me in the future. Thanks for sharing. Dave
Beautiful engine, nice whistle steam feature, still a great whistle sound. Surprised though, still only 4 chuffs per rev?
Thanks for the comments. Perhaps I should go back to using my Nikon on a tripod rather than my old iPhone 11 to take the pictures to improve the depth of field.
The chuffs/rev is unchanged, Lionel is unlikely to make any significant changes in the S gauge Legacy boards.
This might make owners a bit happier with their engines.
A long time ago I read that compound articulateds had only 4 chuffs per rev, although they could operate as simple articulateds when starting a train.
I just checked out the Western Maryland 2-6-6-2 under way on YouTube and it sure sounds like only 4 beats part rev to me. So it seems like the boards are ok for compounds, including the Erie Angus, but not for simple engines like the Big Boy or Challenger.
Good point. Below is a link to more discourse on the topic. Add to that, compounds start off simple (8), then after running transition to compound (4). Program that into your decoder, perhaps some already have? 3-cylinder steamers like a UP 4-12-2 are also great fun to listen to, not to mention an Erie Triplex (talk about pretty quickly scrambled chuff).