Oct 9, 2017
I would not buy it for use on O-27.
Please keep us posted, as you move forward. We do have an "S" area ready for your use.
Do you know what the hardest part for me in making the decision was?
The MTH Railking GE ES44AC Evolution Hybrid. Since I started looking at getting back into the hobby this was the #1 locomotive that stood head and shoulders above the rest.
The closest thing I could find in S scale is the Lionel SD70ACE EMD Demo/ElectroMotive so that will have to do.
I think when I analyze the things I like it would be very modern Diesels in paint schemes not seen repeatedly throughout the ages. I still want to get a steamer but I don't know enough about them to make an informed decision.
Even though O scale can make sharper turns I still want it to look natural while doing so. I'm still going to join an O Scale club and who knows maybe I'll buy that MTH and run it on their layout. I still need someone to show me the ropes on maintenance and repair.
I always admired S, but there was little enough available and it was expensive enough that I stuck with HO. S is just the thing for Hot Wheels and Matchbox collectors who want to arrange that collection on a diorama, though.
There are many, many SD70ACe engines in service right now. You should be right in there, buying one or more.