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Received this guy a few months ago from Mario's trains when he was running a WBB sale. I am very impressed with this little conventional switcher. Typical Williams, very powerful puller and speedy at low power. The color combination certainly stands out on the layout. The diesel sounds is OK, not in the Lionel or MTH category but it is not a $600 switcher either.

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Received this guy a few months ago from Mario's trains when he was running a WBB sale. I am very impressed with this little conventional switcher. Typical Williams, very powerful puller and speedy at low power. The color combination certainly stands out on the layout. The diesel sounds is OK, not in the Lionel or MTH category but it is not a $600 switcher either.

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Received this guy a few months ago from Mario's trains when he was running a WBB sale. I am very impressed with this little conventional switcher. Typical Williams, very powerful puller and speedy at low power. The color combination certainly stands out on the layout. The diesel sounds is OK, not in the Lionel or MTH category but it is not a $600 switcher either.

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Very ... cute :). I believe it has dual powered trucks. If so, you could try wiring the motors in series. That will slow it down at lower voltages.
 

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Here is the real deal! The Tropicana Terminal in Kearny NJ had a few different switchers during its history. I used to see the “Juice Train” arrive in the mornings, until the terminal was moved to Jersey City…

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Thanks John. There are some Tropicana cars still left at the old facility. The engine disappeared a few years ago. The place is a trucking terminal now…

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The New Jersey City facility is much larger. Unless the engine is stored inside, they do not appear to have their own locomotive anymore…

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It is unfortunate that Kader Industries ( WBB parent company ) has not increased their O guage production with all the K-Line tooling they acquired from the Sanda Kan bankruptcy. They have a gigantic production facility in Hong Kong and very, very deep pockets, they could be a major player in the O gauge world if they so desired.

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