My new Bachmann CSX Dash-9 arrived today so I figured I would share some pics of the un boxing and the new engine.
A few observations,
The packaging is way better than Aristos, it comes double boxed with the loco box surrounded in foam.
The Loco is securely held in the styrofoam inner container, and extra care appeared to have been taken to ensure no damaging of the handrails and and ditch lights, the loco had no wiggle room in the styrofoam.
The hand rails come already installed.
The manual is very detailed and it comes with complete exploded parts diagrams including part numbers for all the parts that make up the loco, hopefully those parts will all be available.
It comes with smoke fluid and an extra PCB board that appears to plug into plug and play socket to allow for hard wiring to a DCC board with screw terminals without having to pull out the PNP board.
Here are a bunch of pics, I made them thumbnails to reduce load times lol.