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WalthersMainline HO scale GE ES44 diesel

Read this review from the May 2018 Model Railroader
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WalthersMainline HO scale GE ES44 diesel

General Electric Evolution Series (GEVO) diesel-electrics lead today’s freight trains throughout the North American rail network. Available in a variety of prototypical road names, an HO scale GE ES44 joins the value-priced WalthersMainline series. Along with an accurately dimensioned body shell and some roadname-specific details, the model features the same powerful mechanism found in top-of-the-line WalthersProto locomotives.

I reviewed a GEVO from the first-production run, which is equipped with a SoundTraxx dual-mode decoder that operates on Digital Command Control (DCC) or direct-current (DC) layouts. As of this writing a second run has been announced, the road names for which are noted on the next page. The second-run units will have 21-pin DCC plugs, and dual-mode versions of those GEVOs will have ESU Sound decoders.

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