About South Carolina's BIGGEST Little Model Train Shop:
August 14, 2022: Bench Testing Our Bachmann Spectrum #81303 HO Scale EMD DD40AX Locomotive That Has Been A Display Item Since It Arrived At Our Shop In April 1998.
Considering that the locomotive had been sitting on a display shelf since it was removed from the Bachmann Factory Box For Over 24 Years, our Test Was The First Time The Locomotive Has Been Placed On Any Rails.
The locomotive's twin motors came alive just as soon as power was applied to the rails and quickly came up to full "song" as the power was increased. The lights worked correctly in forward and reverse position while the blinking strobe worked as soon as track power was provided to the rails.
The locomotive is now being offered for sale on this web site under the HO category "Hump Yard" Locomotives.