Hi my name is Chuck. I'm not new to model railroading as I spent my younger years in HO and the last 20 years in garden railroading, but I am new to 2 rail, O scale. I want to build a small switching layout in my basement train room for during those cold winter days when I can't play outside. My equipment will all be DC remote control with battery power the same way my outdoor equipment runs. I use the Aristo-Craft Revo system and they are making receivers for O scale.
I attended a local train show this last weekend and picked up several new pieces of AHM rolling stock for $10.00 each. I want to replace the plastic wheels with metal wheels, but I'm not sure what to get. I also want to take the trucks off so that I can remove the plastic coupler and install Kadee's. How do these trucks come off?
I also won a wood caboose kit off of e-bay the other day of a shorty Northen Pacific caboose. I can't wait to finish putting it together, but I also wanted the scale drawings because I plan on building this same caboose in 1/29th scale for my outdoor layout.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. BTW I'm still looking for a Weaver RS-3 and track if anyone has any.