So I seem to have a unique opportunity in front of me. Yes I did purposely say buy for a reason. I stumbled upon a brass 2 rail mountain steamer (4-8-2) kit. I am wanting to both get back into this wonderful hobby and learn as much as I can, I am very tempted to purchase this.
Here is the thing though, I believe this is an older model, the seller says it’s All-Nation 1960.
So with that I mind. Granted it is my ultimate decision. This is what I am pondering and this will determine if I decide to purchase he model or not.
How hard/easy would it be to convert the loco from 2 rail to 3 rail operation?
How hard/easy would it be to upgrade the locomotive to run TMCC with sound?
Should I pain this locomotive or just leave it in the brass finish?
If I did a good job doing all this, would the value of the locomotive be increased?
Any feed back would be very much appreciated.
Thanks again, Greg