Milwaukee 3 car passenger set. Made in 1972 by Nickle Plate Products. Factory painted.
Got them on ebay at a good price as they are pretty inexpensive. I bought them since I have a Hiawatha Hudson 4-6-4 that will go well with the cars, especially since they are made by the same manufacturer. From what I remember, the early Hiawatha was a short train so the Hudson and 3 cars should look nice.
Fortunately, the cars are in plastic bags to protect them from the deteriorating foam.
The old foam was disposed of and new foam cut for the box and cars.
Trace of cars made and scroll saw used to cut out the car's profiles.
Nice factory paint job.
Milwaukee F-7 4-6-4 Hudson. If I remember, correctly, I bought this engine in the last year.
Disassembly to start LED install and decoder install.
Classification light mounting is thick enough so it can be drilled for the 0402 LED's.
Holes drilled for LED's.