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    Default Rivet Counter N Scale BNSF 4 GEVo ET44C4 Diesel Locomotive by ScaleTrains.com

    Found this and was wondering if anyone owns any of their locos? How do they rate?

    https://www.scaletrains.com/collecti...nsf-heritage-3
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    N scale rivet counters? Can you actually see the rivets?
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    I doubt it, but if I could I wouldn't try counting them, it would take better eyes than I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D&J RailRoad View Post
    N scale rivet counters? Can you actually see the rivets?
    If you go to the link that Paul provides and click each picture to enlarge it, then hover the pointer over that image, yes you can see the rivets. Somewhat out of focus, certainly. Also reveals stuff that's not so attractive though, but which you would only see with the eyes (or your normal glasses) with the aid of further magnification anyway. I can say that their HO stuff in this range (rivetcounter) is superior to anything put out by anyone else. e.g. Genesis, Proto 2000.
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    I keep looking at their loco, and really like it. Apparently if you want DCC you have to get it with EUC LokSound DCC with sound. You can get it DCC ready, but to take advantage of all it's capabilities, you have to use the EUC decoder. It's cheaper to go with the Kato with DCC and no sound. I have one loco with sound and figured that would be enough, otherwise I guess I'd spring for the $204 for the Rivet Counter. I dunno, I'll sit tight for awhile and see. The locos are pre-order anyway, so not in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oplholik View Post
    I keep looking at their loco, and really like it. Apparently if you want DCC you have to get it with EUC LokSound DCC with sound. You can get it DCC ready, but to take advantage of all it's capabilities, you have to use the EUC decoder. It's cheaper to go with the Kato with DCC and no sound. I have one loco with sound and figured that would be enough, otherwise I guess I'd spring for the $204 for the Rivet Counter. I dunno, I'll sit tight for awhile and see. The locos are pre-order anyway, so not in stock.
    It's all going to depend on if you like sound. If you don't, you'll sell the one that has. If you do, one will never be enough.
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    I have never heard of them but if the specs list is correct along with the advertised price ($204) they'd be worth taking a closer look at.
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    Those couplers look bigger than the normal couplers, I suppose they work with others tho. Nothing is said about them except that they are "semi scale".
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    I've about, but not quite convinced myself to get in on the pre order for one of these. They look like beautiful locos, and I'd really like one. Never was one for dealing with pre orders, but just might make an exception in this case. Won't be charged for it till it ships to me sometime this winter, which is fine with me as I'm in no hurry, and it just might be worth the wait. In the meantime, hopefully I will have learned how to set a DCC loco up, do speed matching and all that.
    Retirement is for when the weekends just aren't long enough anymore.
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    Paul,

    If you do decide to go ahead with the order, let us know how long it takes for you to get it and how well it runs. At the moment, having to "pre-order" with them is the biggest turn off to buying one.
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