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You may recall a couple of months ago when I repainted an IC Geep into Frisco colors...


As part of that eBay deal, I also got a couple of RailKing Pacific Electric trolleys (one ProtoSound, one DCRU), which the previous owner had wired for direct DC operation by...well. Picture 1 pickup wired to the motor, the other to the lights, and you get some sort of idea.

I didn't take any pictures because I needed both hands to repair the massively "modified" (to be very charitable) wiring harnesses. 

After many hours of work with tiny wires and arthritic hands, both patients are now alive, well and working to factory spec. 

I composed a prayer while fixing those fiddly little body light wires, as follows:

Our Father, who art in Heaven:

Deliver us from blithering idiots who go butchering wiring harnesses

And know not what they're doing.

In the name of the Father, the Son and Joshua Lionel Cowen,




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