Here two WDM2's have a very long goods train up a steep grade helped with a WDM3D banker. The banker un-couples after the grade and the two WDM2's take loop around the upper deck of my layout
Here is a German BR85 with DCC sound and dynamic smoke. Thisis a very well built model and the video of it introduces all sound effects built into the decoder.
The Class 85 of the German Federal Railways was a three-cylinder 2-10-2 tank locomotive built for both passenger and freight service in the Black Forest region of Germany. Ten of these locomotives were built by Henschel from 1932-1933. Specifically, the 85 saw service on the Hoellental line as a helper/pusher locomotive, and allowed the Hoellental line to do away with rack operations in 1933. The 85 developed 1500 HP and had a maximum speed of 49 MPH (80 KPH). Nine of the ten 85s survived the Second World War and continued to serve the DB until 1961 when the last one was retired. Today 85 007 survives in non operating state in the old locomotive facility of Freiburg im Breisgau.
I am of Indian descent and moved to the USA in Mid 1970's. Model Railroads and Model Remote Controlled Aircraft are my two hobbies both of which I have been pursuing since my childhood in India.