Maybe GRJ may respond to this.
I love the smoke and coordinated sound.
I guess I just woke up! Thanks all for the reality! :hah::hah::hah:Broke, I agree, that the puffing smoke is over the top and very cool. I also agree on Tom's estimated cost. Would be too much for me. For good sounds I am going to get a couple Lionel Railsounds boxcars for S scale. The chuff and whistle is very good. Cost is probably around 100 each. The puffing smoke will probably not happen for me.
Cool pics Tom.
Broke, you could buy a new locomotive, Legacy or AM, and you might get smoke puffing and sounds but again, you are near 500.00. And have to purchase a legacy system so you could keep 14 to 18 constant volts to smoke unit. No idea what legacy would cost.
Broke, wake up and quit dreaming.