Hallmark?

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  1. holdenburg

    holdenburg Member

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    Hello all...
    Hoping some of the regulars can answer this question.

    Is Hallmark N Gauge a decent engine? I know this is a broad quesiton, but I am putting together an N gauge setup for my father. There is also a KATO C&NW engine on the same web site for sale.

    My father used to work for C&NW in the 60's and 70's. There are two engines on *bay that look like the right stuff but I am not familiar with N's. I used to build HO in my earlier days and have been out of touch with all this for some time. I want to get him a small setup as he lives in a small apartment.

    I hope this is not too much of a noobie question and hope that someone can answer this question?

    Thank you...

    H.
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Welcome to the Gauge.
    If I'm not mistaken, and I probably am, I think the Hallmark is a brass model.
    Though brass looks good, nice detail...and price, I've never heard of one that ran the greatest...Again, I could be mistaken.
    I'd buy the Kato. Good runner, strong puller, and nice detail for the price.
    Hope that helps.
  3. holdenburg

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    eigtyeightfan1;

    No, your correct, the Hallmark is Brass. The KATO is cheaper! And, yes, KATO looks to be better in detail. Now, the more homework I do, the more I am learning. (A good thing before ordering!)
    I stumbled upon DCC and am learning the new stuff. So much has changed since the 70's!

    Thank you for your response...

    H.