ScaleTrains SD40-2 Update

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As an update to my previous post I did find the biggest problem I had was related to layout issues not electrical pickup (dirty track and a failing power routing switch on a turnout). The next issue was a fuel tank issue that I was able to easily fix so I wanted to update because I realized after the fact I might have come across a bit more negative than I wanted to and don’t want to leave my readers with an incorrect impression.

I also received a second SD40-2 (though this one doesn’t have a DCC decoder yet) and a buffer service hopper. I’ll have more on this in a later post as there was a slight issue with this order and I am going to wait until ScaleTrains responds before I post on it.

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Progress on the layout is going well, I’ve been installing ties on the turnouts and have some found some electrical faults that need to be fixed but after a long drought work is getting done.

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(Sorry for the poor lighting, the layout lighting messes with my phones camera and the room lighting is positioned such that I could only get a picture with my shadow in it)

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One thought on “ScaleTrains SD40-2 Update

  1. Matt I also brought operator SD40-2 with the same decoder. I didn’t find any info on that decoder the decoder can’t be reprogrammed ether. I suggest buying the $79.00 versions and use an ESU sound select decoder. I only her that recorder because I can put any functions I want on locomotive I’m building. You can get any sound file you need from the web site. I’ve replaced all my locomotives with that decoder.I also live Minnesota and model MNNR,TC&W,DMIR/CN, and Northshore Mining Co. Mike

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