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what do people think are the best brand for diesel engines? i am looking for CSX or NS?
why is that one so much cheaper? i am looking at the following ones and they are expensivecheck this out - i like the dark future
http://www.mainlinehobby.com/google... No.4402 GP35 GP-35 CSX DCC ON BOARD CSX 4402
the brand really depends on the amount of money you want to spend. I have to say - I bought an $85 dcc ready athearn - I am running dc right now - it pulls ok. I bought a $32 bachman non-dcc and can pull 18 cars up 3% with little slowing. i want to try a bachmann dcc when i upgrade.
so from the links i had above you would go with the broadway or atlas? i am starting witha 4x8 layout so not sure if that makes a difference.For the $$$$, Atlas engines are brutes! Right now I'm running 3 Athearn genesis sd-70's ( ok pullers) a Broadway Limited SD-45 (smooth as silk but a little weak), and a Bachmann DCC gp-38 ( very noisy, inconsistant speed control but fairly strong) and 3 Atlas gp-39's smooth as silk, best performance and quietest runners.
for the same very reason basic honda civic is cheaper then loaded accord. different price categories, different market segment. there are toy engines, there are basic model grade engines, there are standart, and there are top of the line, neatly detailed premium class. you almost always get what you pay for, vote with your walletwhy is that one so much cheaper? i am looking at the following ones and they are expensive
what atlas engines do you have. i was looking at the HM GP40-2 PH1 CSX 6351. do you know the difference with the 149 and 239 models, there website isnt very good in telling you.Hey Swiggy,
Athearn and Atlas are on my layout and have done everything that I've wanted. :!