Recieved my two UP GEVOs from Wig Wag today. Took their sweet time sending them out but that's another story. Anyway, the GEVOs are stunning. Extremely well executed with lots of fine details throughout. They were a little tight when I first tried to run them, but loosen up quickly and are very smooth running. Better than Atlas and almost on par with Kato. I suspect that with more break in, they will equal if not surpass Kato.
I am disappointed with the very dim ditch lights. To be honest, the dimness is enough to be a deal breaker for me. To me it doesn't look like a modern locomotive unless you have the three lights leading the way. May not be that big of a deal for others. I'm hoping that I can find a way to easily correct the problem. At first glance it looks light the LED is not quite lined up with the optical plastic that leads from the LED to the ditch lights. The plastic that goes to the headlight is a separate peice from the one that leads to the ditchlights. The headlight looks fine, but the ditches are not getting enough light. Next week is spring break so I should have some time to give it further attention. I really hope that something can be figured out becasue other than the ditch lights, the model is fantastic.
The Gravel Pit
1 year ago