#844 UP 4-8-4 HO scale

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jaijef, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. jaijef

    jaijef New Member

    Sep 23, 2005
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    I was posting to see what the opinions are on the best non-brass HO scale 4-8-4 #844 UP locomotive is there out to buy.

    I am replacing an older (motor in cab) Rivarossi 4-8-4 #844. The motor never worked right and the replacement was not suitable for the locomotive, meaning it went all out when given any power.

    I am looking for a sound equipped one in DCC but if there is a non sound nonDCC one that is an excellent one then I would like to look into buying that one.

    Thank you for your time it is appreciated.
  2. GN.2-6-8-0

    GN.2-6-8-0 Member

    May 25, 2006
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    Yeah'know' correct me if I'm wrong but I don't recall another non brass U.P FEF other than the Rivarossi produced one.....
    Bachmann sells a U.P Overland set with a 4-8-4 but its engine's more of a Santa Fe prototype design.

    Edit: O.K after some digging find Athearn makes a very nice FEF-3 numbered 844 with DCC&Sound but its gonna cost yeah' their pretty pricey over $300 new. maybe they have a DC non sound version too?