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Reply to "MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0"

I have not converted an MTH Diesel, and probably won't ever, but here is a hundred dollar K-Line.  All I did other than changing the wheels is screw the pilot to the metal part that holds the handrails in place.

 

 

This will offend a lot of folks, since the handrails do not go down and there is a double step at the interface.  On the other hand I have a hundred thirty dollar scale F-M.  I may leave it Lackawanna.

 

MTH has, since the very early 1990s, produced 2-rail O Scale, so there never has been a need around here to convert.  I love to tell folks how bulletproof the MTH Diesels are - we replacethe pickups with spring- loaded plungers.  We get about four years on each axle gear, and that is eight hours a day, five days a week, of nonstop operation.  We replace the worms about every second axle gear change, and after a decade the axle bearings are renewed.  We run about six of them, and in only one case hav I had to replace the axles.

 

I know you did not specifically ask about steam, but I have a J1e Hudson that ran on my 2- rail track right out of the box.  I was not happy with its appearance, so replaced drivers, cylinders, main frame, motor, gearbox, and all wheelsets.  All I have to do now is get a factory reset.  It is a very nice piece, rivalling the 700E.

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