Despite the long hiatus since my last contact and submission to you, I have tried to keep up with your postings; working them in around my professional and family responsibilities… The posting submissions seem to have grown in number and diversity. Really nice to see the “World’s Greatest Hobby” growing and being shared internationally.
I am forwarding to you a short video I put together a couple of days ago. It features the recently released version of Bachmann’s N scale DD40AX diesel locomotive equipped with DCC and Sound. It’s Bachmann’s first sound equipped N scale loco. The number of sounds of these locos running on my layout are limited since I have a DC not DCC powered layout. Full access to the spectrum of sounds can only be accessed in DCC mode. Nonetheless, the automatic sound control when operating in DC mode still renders a good impression of the quality of the sound and the power of these impressive locomotives. The engine sounds are so bold and powerful that I had to reset them significantly lower for operation on my layout; and still the sound is impressive.
For the viewers unfamiliar with the real DD40AX, (really designated as the DDA40X) here’s some info: It was first made back in 1969 for the Union Pacific railroad; the only railroad to own them. It was a behemoth at 98 ft. 5 inches long and each loco had 2 diesel engines that yielded a total of 6,600 horse power. Today, it still remains the largest diesel locomotive ever built. There’s only one in operation today and runs for special excursion purposes only and as UP’s inspection train. There are 13 others preserved and now housed in museum display.
I hope you’ll find the video interesting enough to post.
Stunning stuff from Arnie – and a big thanks for sharing.
I couldn’t resist seeing how much these locos with DCC sound were – so if you’re curious too,
That’s all this time folks.
Keep ’em coming.