I finally got an Aristo U25B in my hands. Some first impressions are the engine feels on the light side? The trucks seem to need some lube to swivel easier? The detailing may need some upgrades to look more realistic.
The first thought I had on an upgrade would be to swap out the trucks as I run with MTH's DCS system. I don't know what the insides of the trucks look like but I have read some posts about difficulty in making them run with PS boards.
So I would look for a swap with maybe a VO1000 that sit on my shelves (older than my desired era), a F or PA's trucks, or a Dash 8's trucks?
I really wonder about making the engine into a U boat with C trucks and six axles?? Maybe a later U30C, U33C or a U36C??
Has anyone worked on these? Anybody upgraded the looks?
Ray, what you say about the big boy selling out before the containers reached the US is great news. It may make Mike Wolf think twice about G scale and that is good for the scale and for us. I hope the next catalog will reflect that success , by introducing some real new items, not just redecorations. Cross our fingers...