"Southern Pacific Lines" - AC-12 4-8-8-2 Locomotive

Eugen Haenseler Aug 2, 2014

  1. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    I am thinking about a "Southern Pacific Lines" - AC-12 4-8-8-2 Locomotive from Intermountain.

    I never saw one running in N-Scale
    Will it be possible to pull a Freight around the Horseshoe of Caliente!
    Are they running well?
    Are they powerful?

    This will be a alternative???

    http://www.trainmaster.ch/Z-073.htm

    [​IMG]
     
  2. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

    3,701
    603
    54
    They are geared a little slower, but they run pretty smooth, at least mine do. They should have no issues on the layout.
     
    wpsnts likes this.
  3. AW84

    AW84 TrainBoard Member

    93
    0
    5
    Nice picture. What did u use for the dirt road? That the red truck is on
     
  4. Railhead22

    Railhead22 TrainBoard Member

    76
    5
    5
    You lucked out. Most of the ones I've seen in action, including the 2 I bought, run with a limp/wobble and are abnormally loud. As loud as Model Power Mikados/Pacifics/Moguls. Intermountain quality control must have been looking the other way while these units were built.



    Eugen unless you are desperate for a Cabforward, you should skip it. A cheaper, better running, quieter articulated is the Bachmann EM1.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    Sorry Railhead

    I am not an Bachmann Fan! :eek:(

    I have this articulated from Rivarossy and also from Roeva. Great Moddel's! but not a Capforward.
     
  6. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

    2,246
    2,159
    59
    Eugen,

    i was not a B'mann fan either but I caved and purchased an EM-1. It arrived, ran great out of the box, and then started having problems. For those who have not experienced a problem with their EM-1's, that's great. But, having learned first hand, I can say the EM-1 suffers some typical B'mann engineering quality. That's all I'll say about it. Good luck.

    Carl
     
  7. Railhead22

    Railhead22 TrainBoard Member

    76
    5
    5
    It is Bachmann's greatest achievement. Also the quietest operating N scale steam in existence.
     
  8. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    I am still search an Intermountain Cab Forward.
    It's not easy to get one here in Europe.

    Are they still available over there????
     
  9. RedRiverRR4433

    RedRiverRR4433 TrainBoard Member

    437
    43
    6
    The SP Cab Forward AC-12 4-8-8-2 is beautiful to watch pulling a long consist at it's reduced speed. I'm a big fan of this steam locomotive:cool::cool:


    Shades
     
  10. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

    1,719
    487
    31
    Wish it ran a bit closer to scale speed. Top speed is less than 50smph :(
     
  11. Spookshow

    Spookshow TrainBoard Member

    1,516
    3
    27
    It's been a couple of years since the last production run, so it's probably going to be pretty hard to find one from a retailer at this point. All the main ones I use are sold out.

    Cheers,
    -Mark
     
  12. bobthebear

    bobthebear TrainBoard Supporter

    238
    27
    10
  13. RedRiverRR4433

    RedRiverRR4433 TrainBoard Member

    437
    43
    6
    Bob:

    That "Challenger" #3985 is from the latest run of Athearn N Scale "Challengers. It has the Soundtraxx dual mode sound decoder factory installed. The initial run of Athearn "Challengers' with # 3985 had MRC factory installed sound decoders. I surprised that the #3985 "Challenger" is still available in In the U.K. :cool::cool:


    Shades
     
  14. bobthebear

    bobthebear TrainBoard Supporter

    238
    27
    10
    I think everyone who wanted one over here has got them now! As NMRA rep for part of U.K. I know many n scale modellers and Challengers have reached "saturation point" I think. We never seem to get enough Big-boys though!
    I'm surprised that Cab-forward hasn't gone.
    Cheers,Bob.
     
  15. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    Is it possible to run a DCC version on DC???

    I have a Crest Train control power unit
     
  16. Bourkinafasso

    Bourkinafasso TrainBoard Member

    337
    27
    19
    The challenger (athearn) engine i have is DCC equipped and works pretty well on DC (sounds too). There's a remote control that allows me to have a dc power pack at full throttle while i bring the engine to stop...
    I hope you get the same with a cab-forward from IMRC....
     
  17. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    I am still search an Intermountain Cab Forward.

    They are rare! ;-(
     
  18. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

    1,037
    0
    33
    try the website called Ebay... theres several on there.
     
  19. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28
    I will try it.

    Thanks for the Typ
     
  20. Eugen Haenseler

    Eugen Haenseler TrainBoard Member

    485
    721
    28

Share This Page