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C & SF, my obsession
Posts: 462
Registered: October 2006
Location: Colorado

 

MRT AccuTrack Speedometer

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2 17833 Tue June 12, 2012
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $69.98 9.5

 

Description:
Portable accurate Model Railroad speedometer for N, HO, S & O Gauges.



Tunnel type, battery operated, portable self contained



Perfect tool to adjust speed curves and to see just how fast 60 mph really is!



I bought mine at Caboose Hobbies, Denver

http://www.caboosehobbies.com
Keywords: speedometer, Accutrack MRT

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Author
Joe Daddy

C & SF, my obsession

Registered: October 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 462
Review Date: Mon July 30, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $75.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Portable, accurate, multiple scales (O, S, HO, N)
Cons: Your buddy wants to borrow it, hard to find on the web

 
Pros

+ Portable, use it anywhere on your layout where the base can allow it to set or use it on the test track.

+ Easy to loan to friends or use at a clinic.

+ Accurate

+ Easy to use, turn on power, run a train through it

+ Easy to change scale with a paper clip (O, S, HO, N)

+ Low power consumption

+ No wiring or assembly other than battery installation.



Cons

- Your buddy can borrow it and you have no defense for not lending it to him

- Does not work for Z

- Does not turn off automatically so the batteries can run down

- Diligent search of the internet, only found them listed on the Caboose Hobbies website (Http://www.caboosehobbies.com) in Denver, which is where I purchased mine. May be elsewhere, but I did not find them.

- Can't have it permanently on the layout without it looking pretty not OK!

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Joe Daddy

My model railroad blog and home of a few of the many lessons learned as a Newbie.
http://wwwjoe-daddy.blogspot.com
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AlcoHaulic

Registered: September 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3656
Review Date: Tue June 12, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $64.95 | Rating: 10 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Portable and accurate!
Cons: Poor quality control

 
I got mine from Ulrich for 64.95. It's nice and accurate although the thing looks like it was put together sloppily. The electronics part and the reflective stickers aren't on straight. I don't know how that would throw off accuracy, but it would be off the same for everything so it's still ok. I'm not terribly concerned about the actual speed since I'm using it for speed matching locos on DCC

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Eric from Boston, MA. Modeling Norfolk Southern and Pan Am Railways.
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