QUOTE For many years the US diesel roadswitchers from various makers topped the league for slow...RELIABLE..running....it has taken the UK scene a long time to catch up????
I'd be quite interested in some direct factual comparitives head to head
of current generation OO against some decent middle of the road HO locos - both the US diesels and Continental HO.
How does say a Heljan OO diesel or the Bachmann 66 or Hornby 60 or 08 or the new 108 compare with the HO competition?
Certainly , until recently , US HO diesels were in a different league from any OO RTR. I don't know the exact position for Continental since the people putting the boot into UK RTR tended to be into the US diesel scene, but the understanding was that they too were vastly superior.
There's been a huge step change in the mechanisms in British RTR since the late 90s. But I don't know whether the gap has closed completely..