I have a Lionel scale Hudson from 1990 that I’m upgrading to ERR TMCC. I did one of these before, but I want to keep it simple this time around.
Just upgrade to command, but keep the original motor, smoke unit, and sounds. I have the AC Commander that I’ll mount in the boiler as well as replace the handrail stanchions with TMCC plastic ones (also need to scrape away at them a bit so wires can solder to them). I have an older sound converter from ERR I’ll use to power and control the RailSounds 1.0.
The last thing I need is weights for over the drive wheels. The locomotive originally came with this large weight mounted over them. It weighs about 14 1/2 ounces. I would like to get another weight that is shorter but of about equal weight so there’s room for the AC Commander inside, but also ensure the locomotive still has decent pulling power.
If anyone can recommend some good weights, I’d love to hear suggestions!