Comparison Review HO Scale C44-9W Locomotives – SP – Which Dash 9 is Best?
This comparison review takes a look at three different models of Southern Pacific C44-9W locomotives from three different manufacturers: Athearn Genesis, Kato Kobo Shops, and ScaleTrains Rivet Counter.
Dan has already reviewed these models individually.
This review focuses on things that are different.
Instead of giving the models a score out of 100 points, this review is broken into categories. There are three models, so each model gets from 1 to 3 points in each category.
The first place model in a category gets 3, the second place model gets 2, and the last place model gets 1.
At the end of the review, the model with the most points is the winner.
The categories include price, packaging, prototype accuracy, detail, paint, pulling power, and more!
Since Dan’s Athearn model is DCC Ready while the other two have DCC and sound, Dan isn’t comparing sound decoders. He does compare the relative noise made by the models with the sound is off, however.
If you’re looking for a Dash 9 model for your HO scale layout, then this video might help you to make a decision about which one to get.
Which model will win? Watch and find out!
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