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It’s been a while since I post an upgrades topic. I’ve been working on my Hiawatha train and I thought the upgrades done to my Arrow Creek would be worthwhile. 

First of all, the train is spectacular out of the box. I just enjoy going the extra mile when a train means something to me.

Some captures...

 

This is the car out of the box...

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Lounge observation detailing...

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The Skytop rear light had a red MARS pattern... I decided to recycle a MARS module from a Key E6 that now has DCC on it. This module is now powered by a 9v battery with a new dedicated switch under the car. This way I can power the rear light independently.

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The module fits nicely inside a cabinet...

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9V battery.... shamelessly secured.... I know, I’m lazy guys! 

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Hand painted the rubber gaskets around the windows of the Skytop.... much better!!!

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Also painted the front part of the taillights so they don’t light forward, just like in the prototype...

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Red rear light in action.... not too bad!

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Hand painted the rubber gaskets around the windows of the Skytop.... much better!!!

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I like all the upgrades you did Santiago, but how the heck did you do the rubber gaskets on the windows? To me, that makes a huge difference in the "depth" of the car. I figured you would fix the tail bezel and you did with a fine job.

Charlie

 

Santiago -

I'm a passenger train fan and I dabble in detailing efforts myself, so I've been reading your posts and admiring in amazement the pictures of your various projects for several years now. In my not so humble opinion, your work is simply the best of the best.

Thanks for showing the rest of us how it's done.

- Mike

 

 

 

Wow! Thanks, Mike! Just sharing my love for O scale! Love your NYC collection btw

Santiago,

The cars arrived today in fine shape even after undergoing a customs/security inspection based on this red sticker and DHL repacked tape:

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BTW, I tried (using three different email programs) to let you know that they arrived but the emails all bounced back with the same error message so I am letting you know here.

Moderator(s): If this is not proper, I ask that it please be left up at least until Santiago acknowledges it. Right now this is my only way of personally letting him know; DHL tracking will only show delivery. Thank you.

 

 

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