64532Tenshodo D51 Locomotives
- Mar 1, 2010Hi Z scalers,
Just a few words about these charming and
smooth running new steam engines.
After running a couple of the D51s for a few days now,
I have found that these are the best running, operational
steam locomotives I have experienced in Z scale. Turnouts
are not a problem for them to negotiate, though they do
kind of "bump" around in the frogs of the MTL turnouts.
Not a problem; the excellent electrical pickup system keeps those
beautiful drive rods shuffling.
Apparently Tenshodo has been making HO and N scale
engines and rolling stock for decades, so now they are venturing
into Z scale. With quality like this they could absolutely dominate
the US prototype market for Z scale steamers if they choose to.
I believe they have set a new steam engine standard for our scale.
PS: I have no connection to Tenshodo.
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