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Posted by rrebell on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:52 AM

Just bought a 44 ton Westside brass with DCC and sound and keep alive for a good price, sorry but I have no one else to tell, all train meetings have been canceled out here along with seeing anyone into trains, even my e-bay selling buddy will not venture out.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:48 AM

Time for the pictures ... with it operating.

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Posted by tstage on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:49 AM

Congrats on the new aquisition, rrebell.  I love 44-tonners.  I wish the NYC had used them in their roster.  Sad  I'd have at least 2 on my layout.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:23 AM

tstage
I love 44-tonners.  I wish the NYC had used them in their roster.    I'd have at least 2 on my layout.

C'mon Tom ... live a little...

 

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Posted by Southgate 2 on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:42 AM

44 tonners are my favorite locomotive, so I can relate. Congrats! Dan

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 16, 2020 12:04 PM

rrebell
Just bought a 44 ton Westside brass with DCC and sound and keep alive for a good price, sorry but I have no one else to tell, all train meetings have been canceled

It sounds like a picture of this new acquisition should be in this week's edition of Weekend Photo Fun!

-Kevin

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Posted by tstage on Friday, October 16, 2020 1:17 PM

Overmod
tstage
I love 44-tonners.  I wish the NYC had used them in their roster.    I'd have at least 2 on my layout.

Nope - Sticking with the prototype roster. Big Smile  I have seen that one before though.  I do like the lighting stripe but think it looks better on longer diesels - e.g. E- & F-units.  For me - smaller switchers look better all-black.

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, October 16, 2020 2:04 PM

Didn't add that if you want to see it, it was front cover Railroad Model Craftsman feb 2018. I get a copy of the magazine too.

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Posted by rrinker on Friday, October 16, 2020 3:11 PM

tstage

Congrats on the new aquisition, rrebell.  I love 44-tonners.  I wish the NYC had used them in their roster.  Sad  I'd have at least 2 on my layout.

Tom

 

 Reading didn't have any either. But that doesn't mean one of the larger industries didn't have one, private name. So I have one. That will eventually be painted and lettered for my cement plant.

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Posted by tstage on Friday, October 16, 2020 3:28 PM

Good point, Randy.  I have been keeping my eyes peeled when I watch NYC DVDs.  I did see a 70-tonner at a GM plant but no 44-tonnner yet.

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Posted by rrebell on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:57 AM

Well I got the engine, turns out the inside was rebuilt compleatly and the keep alive runs for about 50 plus seconds on idel with sound on. Can't play with it yet as I have Digitrax and it was programed to 9999 which digitrax dose not support.

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Posted by Trainman440 on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:43 PM

rrebell

Well I got the engine, turns out the inside was rebuilt compleatly and the keep alive runs for about 50 plus seconds on idel with sound on. Can't play with it yet as I have Digitrax and it was programed to 9999 which digitrax dose not support.

Cant you just factory reset the decoder?

That's what I do with any engine I buy used. 

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Posted by caldreamer on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:00 PM

I have one of the Bachmann N scale versions (yellow and black). Made the decals for my Bailey Steel operation.  Runs very smoothly, quietly and creeps.  slower than a snail.  The 44 toner is my facorite industrial switcher.

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