Just bought P2K FA/FB set

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Wildcatfootball, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Wildcatfootball

    Wildcatfootball Member

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    Was wondering whats peoples opinion on this? Its P2K so I am praying it's up to par with there other stuff. Thanks for anything and everything you guys say!:wave:

    Ted
  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I'm impressed with the detail. Most of the P2k's I own keep running flawlessly day after day...and their performance improves with a decoder! :thumb: I was looking into those, because I've also wanted a pair...perhaps I shpuld get a couple.

    What road name is yours? Do you have pics?
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    i AGREE with Miles!:thumb: ALL my P2K's are GREAT engines:thumb:. :D -Deano
  4. msowsun

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    Did you get the FA2/FB2 or FA1/FB1?
    Is it a new run or an older run?
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I've got an FA-1 and a FB-2 they run great and the detailing is some of the best I've seen.
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I have two sets of FA1 and FB1 locos. I have a Lehigh & New England limited run, and a Reading set. I would like to get the other L&NE set.

    I really like them. They run and look great. The details are nicely done. Also the lettering is crisp and clear.

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  7. Chris Beard

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    I too, have purchased this P-2 set. my main compaint is how fragile they are. They also have a very dim headlight!
  8. Seaboard

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    P2k has some of the fanciest little engines I have ever seen. They are highly detailed and last for a long time. I say go for it, if your going to get one.:thumb:
  9. MilesWestern

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    Do the FA's have that cracked gear problem that plagues their GP's? :confused: Geez! you guys practically sold them to me as well! :D
  10. Seaboard

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    Well wait, you already got it. Whoops:oops: .LOL:D
  11. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I have 2 year's worth of running on mine and it's holding up well with no problems
  12. Wildcatfootball

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    I'm still waiting for it to get here, but once it's here, I'll get pics up ASAP. Its the newer set, and its a FA2/FB2. Great Northern Empire Builder scheme, #279A/279B. Thanks for all the responses guys! Its all VERY much apreciated!!! Now I REALLY can't wait till they get here!!!:wave:
  13. Wildcatfootball

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    Well a large package just arrived at my door, and low and behold, its the FA1/FA2!!! And WOW, they are BEAUTY'S!!!! I think my favorite part on them are the diaphrams. It was my first set of P2K's and I must say, it's a little strange putting the shells on. I put the shells on and decided I wasn't happy with the couplers, then slapped on some Kadee's and was extremelly happy with the product! I didn't want to say it at first, but I bought these on EBay at $35 each, $80 total with shipping. I'm diffently going to be getting more P2K's now after these!
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    I had a chance to bid on a C&NW SD-60 Proto2000 and hesitated,I ended up not bidding and the darn thing went for $49.I could just kick myself for not bidding on it,I've never had one so i wanted to see what they were like.From what I've read,they're first rate engines.

    Chris
  15. Southern4449

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    I just won a P2K SOUTHERN PACIFIC E8 DAYLIGHT for $37.00 off of Ebay..
    When it arrives i will slap on a decoder and a way we go....
  16. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Glad you like them.I ended up changing the couplers as well. I added a different set of horns and Candian style bell to mine. I also painted the crew inside the cab and that makes a good improvement.