Two February Equipment Deliveries
Today, 2-17-2016, a wonderful box arrived with my first Athearn RTR locomotive equipped with the new Tsunami "Econami" decoder installed. This unit is a model of SP SD40R 7372 and is very nice indeed! I looked through my photographs and discovered that I have managed to photograph quite a few of these SP 7300-Series beasts! And the cost including the sound decoder: $139 on-line! I am going to have to set up a test-run session on the Michigan Interstate to review. I am hopeful that the Nathan P-3 horn is improved over previou Tsunami P-3 horn sound files.
The Santa Fe car sports the small Santa Fe logo and simple lettering. The video I edited and uploaded documenting a trip in 1992 to ride the AL&M has some footage in Vicksburg. Santa Fe covered hoppers, including the PS2-CD 4427s, were visible in the yard at the time. The ExactRail Santa Fe cars have a support brace across the top of the sides which is a nice feature. This car will compliment nicely the Santa Fe hopper cars already in the Meridian Speedway fleet: