The Roster

Friday, May 12, 2017

New to the layout - the MTH F3

I had the opportunity to acquire one of the new MTH F3 A-B powered locomotive sets and pair it with a dummy A unit. This is the first MTH locomotive I've purchased.  I have to say that so far I'm happy with it.

The detail and paint work is excellent.

Currently, I'm operating the engine in standard AC conventional mode using a 100w American Models transformer.  The locomotive responds well and I can trigger the horn and bell using the transformers built in control buttons.

To unlock the full range of features requires an MTH DCS system. I don't have one, but supposedly, a more affordable option is coming later this year.