Help needed from DCC people

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rrwife, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. rrwife

    rrwife New Member

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    I just joined so I can ask advice in feeding my husband's addiction to HO

    His birthday is coming up and I want to get him a DCC diesel loco. I have no clue what to buy. I was considering an Athern Big Boy, but have not read great things about it.

    I don't want to spend much more (less would be nice) than that loco, as I already have hidden a steam loco (on the advice of the train store expert)and a few other things for his layoutr.

    He is out for the evening so I'd like anybody who is on and has suggestions to do so tonight, if possible. If I have to order something I want to get it done so it is here for his birthday.

    Thanks
  2. COMBAT

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    You want sound too or no? Steam? Road Name?
  3. CRed

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    I suggest Atlas if you just need the DCC,if you want sound there's some nice stuff out there to choose from.Atlas,Broadway Limited,Proto 2000,ect.

    I've heard this is a good place to order from and they have really good prices also.

    http://www.trainworld.com/

    She mentions she's looking for diesel I believe COMBAT.

    Chris
  4. rrwife

    rrwife New Member

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    Help needed

    He likes lights and sound. Not steam, I just bought one for him. This is a Pacific Northwest layout era 40's to 70's

    Thanks again
  5. CRed

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    Sooo,Northern Pacific,Great Northern and the like?


    Chris
  6. CRed

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    Follow this link...

    http://www.trainworld.com/broadwayltd/

    They have really good deals on RSD-15's and SD40-2's,starting at $130 w/DCC & Sound.

    I know there's a Southern Pacific RSD-15 and a Burlinhgton Northern SD40-2 so if they happen to have those they fit the time period and area.Atleast I think the SP served the Northwest.Call and see what they have,couldn't hurt.
  7. rrwife

    rrwife New Member

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    Yes. His passenger is Great Northern. He is not fussy about line as long as it is consistent with the time frame and area - Washington, Oregon, etc.

    This is really helpful already. I knew The Gauge would be the place to ask.