So tonight is a special one, after much time and thought about what my layout will be, tonight is the night before my first engine the layout is based on will be delivered. In less confusing words, I live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico where we are in the heart of Santa Fe and Rio Grande country!!!! So I found last week a killer deal on an auction for a Bachman (yes Bachman new in the box, I am not a name/brand snob) engine that was just pennies on the dollar and no one saw this auction as I won it for for 1/3 the average retail price. This is also one of my goals, like my wife Stacey does on most anything she buys I got the item for way less than what all the rest pay. So back to the engine, it is a Rio Grande Switcher with DCC but no sound. Sound is a big thing with me but on a unit like this and for the pocket change price I will let the no sound go on this one. Besides its my first Rio Grande for my future line.
Alright that is all I have as my phone is texting me at midnight on March 6th 2015 about the status of the engine at the local post office and getting ready to be delivered tomorrow!!!
I will post a follow up to this for you all don’t worry! In the mean time here is a picture to enjoy!