Is the paint job on this model correct or did Broadway-Limited take a short cut and only half paint the model?
The engine itself is an oily or grimy black, but the driving wheels appear to be unpainted jet black plastic.
The tender is also oily or grimy black, but the under frame which includes the steps at the four corners and the rear end sill also appear to be unpainted jet black plastic.
I find other things annoying but not as much as the above. The headlight does not stay into the smoke box front causing light to leak out between the headlight casting and the smoke box. Why no engineer and fireman in the cab (yes I can easily add them) of this $300 locomotive when $100 locomotives can afford to include them.
I have remapped the outputs to the function keys that I want and had no problems with the unit operating. I dislike the fact that I cannot map the bell to the same function key as my Soundtraxx locos. Soundtraxx does not allow the whistle/horn to be mapped any higher than F2 while Quantum does not allow the Bell any higher than F3. Since my Soundtraxx units have the whistle at F2, This leaves F0,1,3 for the 3 lighting outputs on my other decoders. These outputs also cannot be set higher than F3. This makes be set the Soundtraxx bell to F4 (or higher) but the Quantum bell cannot be set to F4(or higher)
Stuart Sabatini Palm Coast,FL