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Got this thing running. Came with no boards, minimal wiring, no motor, and no driveshaft. The only wiring in the locomotive were the 10 pin connectors on each end of the wireless drawbar. I ended up combining a spare PS2 3V harness from a Railking 2-8-0 with what was left of the Yellowstone harness. It was a bit of a PITA, and took awhile, but it works. I installed a ball bearing 9434 Pittman in the locomotive and a PS32 board in the tender. It runs well and is massive. It's larger than my Premier AC6 Cab Forward and has less than 1/4" clearance in several spots around my layout. So no more articulateds for me....



Boy  Lou , I certainly  envy your  talents.

After accumulating various doner parts and engines it must be a lot of fun getting the results that you are achieving  in your pastime.

Years ago in Trains magazine in an article featuring the Quanah, Acme, & Pacific Railroad there was a picture of Hubert Wells standing beside a QA&P caboose quite similar to this one.  I am still searching for that photo, but it will turn up some time.

This caboose is cast metal, and a person might be able to defend his home with it.  No decals for this project exist so I will be printing them myself.QAP!QAP2

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Just coming off the work bench today from an ERR upgrade is my Lionel 6-18018 Southern 2-8-2 Mikado Steam Locomotive & Tender. It came from eBay with sound and transformer control. I removed the Constant Voltage Board thinking I wasn't going to need it but soon found out I did need it for the lights on the locomotive. I had to figure out which lead was input and output and ground. It all worked out pretty good. Had to clean out the smoke unit, it was all gummed up.

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I picked up my 4th MTH Premier Santa Fe 3460 class Hudson back in October. It was mint but missing boards and the motor. All wiring was there. I installed a ball bearing, rare earth magnet, 9234 Pittman. I tracked down a set of PS3 boiler and tender boards and installed them today. It's fully functional and runs very well. Pat, @harmonyards, made up a set of recessed alan bolts for the roller side rods as well.

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BEC96D0D-5D00-4144-A826-88656F79DB675AA804B5-481D-4957-85C5-871D1D9A9AFAThe Frisco railroad passenger car roster included a lot of round roofed cars, especially headend cars.  I do not expect to find this style of car in Frisco livery, so I patiently search for bargains.  I do not know which manufacturer made this RPO pictured above.  It has a wood roof and stamped metal sides.  Actually quite realistic as compared to several other manufacturers.
It was made as 2-rail, so I had to refit it with MTH heavyweight trucks. The truck coupler shanks were hideously long, so I did some “surgery” to get the pictured results. I have some custom made Frisco decals to be added later.  It also arrived without mail hooks, but I have a set of those to apply after I am through with all the rough handling work.

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