Smoke unit does not work, and it never worked very well out of the box. Excellent candidate for an MTH smoke unit with Super Chuffer upgrade if you want smoke. I upgraded the factory speaker to a Lionel Fat Boy with enclosure for a much deeper, more realistic sound.
The whistle recorded in the sound card is the CORRECT whistle for 4449, unlike the newest Lionel Legacy 4449. The tender was converted (upgraded) to a Kadee coupler (this is a permanent upgrade, there is no going back) so put a Kadee on the first car in the train.I also did a lot of detail painting which include blacking out the white wall tires, pilot wheels, cab ladders, grab irons, and matching paint on the tender ladders. You can see the before and after photos. If you have the Golden Gate Depot articulated Daylight cars, this engine is the only one on the market that is an exact paint match. Train #99 is indicated on the boards as an actual in service train back in the 1940's so all the detail painting I did was to match that era, not a modern excursion model. Lots of detail on this brass engine and will be packed carefully in all the original packaging in the box from Sunset. See the product in action. The item "SUNSET 3rd RAIL Southern Pacific Daylight GS-4 #4449 TMCC 3-Rail" is in sale since Sunday, February 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "laidoffsick" and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This item can be shipped to United States.