N-Scale Locomotive Encyclopedia (North American Prototypes)

ALooks and runs great. Smooth, quiet and accurate to the prototype. Worthy of any operational fleet. State of the art
BRuns well enough, but not as smoothly or as quietly as an A. Minor visual drawbacks/prototypical inaccuracies. Good enough to operate until something better comes along
CHas some performance flaw making it unworthy of operations- maybe it runs rough through curves, overly loud, too light, lousy puller, iffy pickup, jackrabbit stops and starts, etc. Looks toyish- oversized handrails, proportions out of scale, major prototypical inaccuracies, etc
DCompletely unsuited for model railroad operations. Runs poorly and/or barely looks like the prototype it professes to model
FComplete piece of junk. Can't complete a simple loop without stalling or derailing. Looks like crap with coarse, oversized and/or molded on details. Prototype? What prototype?
IIncomplete - I haven't been able to try one out yet

E - EquippedAvailable with factory-installed decoder
SE - Sound EquippedAvailable with factory-installed sound decoder
PNP - Plug'N'PlayAccepts a drop-in / plug-in decoder. No disassembly (apart from shell removal) required
R - ReadyAccepts a drop-in decoder. Some minor disassembly required
RD - Ready / DifficultAccepts a drop-in decoder, but installation is more difficult (soldering or major disassembly required)
F - FriendlyNo drop-in option available, but contacts are specifically provided for track power, motor control and lighting control (soldering required)
BlankNo specific provision for DCC - check decoder manufacturer's websites for installation ideas (EG, TCS, Digitrax, NCE, MRC, ESU, Soundtraxx

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