Offered is my N Scale Kato FEF 4-8-4 locomotive painted in the iconic UP "Greyhound" scheme and fitted with a Soundtraxx Tsunami II sound decoder with a "sugarcube" speaker. These locomotives were some of the last steam locomotives produced and are considered by many to be the pinnacle of steam locomotive design. UP still uses a restored FEF (#844) for promotional trips. I custom painted it in the Tu-Tone grey livery that UP used on passenger versions.The driver sidewalls were painted black as per the prototype and the greys were custom mixed by myself. I then applied Microscale decals to the locomotive and tender and sealed eveything with clear. (Tru_Color paints were used throughout). I installed aDCC decoder in the locomotive (TCS as I recall) and fitted a Soundtraxx Tsunami II sound decoder with "keep alive" and a "sugarcube" speaker in the tender.
The sound is nothing short of incredible (IMHO) both from volume and quality standpoints. I chose to program a whistle sound that I like far better than the prototype's "steamboat" whistle. Both decoders have 4700 programmed as their DCC address, as that is my assigned NTrak club address for shows.
While not perfect the painting and decal work looks quite nice and along with the incredible sound it is a hit at trainshows and ellicits many positive comments. I would estimate that this locomotive has around 1 hour actual running time as it is only used at shows as I do not have a home layout. The photo showing this model in front of the depot on my San Joaquin NTrak module set (with a bit of Photoshop enhancement) appeared in a recent issue on N Scale Magazine and no the scenery doesn't go with the locomotive.Please check out my other listings. The item "Custom Kato N Scale FEF Greyhound withDCC & Sound" is in sale since Thursday, August 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "4by5" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.