Category: Equipment

P48 – SW9 Upgrade

My Atlas O SW9 project started in March of 2020 when I converted it to P48 with Right-O-Way geared wheel…

P48 Conversion – Atlas Trainman 40’ Hy-Cube Box Car

I spent most of April converting a pair of Atlas O 3 rail cars to Proto 48. Atlas O Trainman…

Proto 48 Conversion Atlas Master 53’ Evans Box Car

I’ve spent most of April working on a Proto48 conversions to a couple of Atlas Box Cars. Both cars were…

Jim Rockford's Firebird

Rockford won’t be happy

I don’t think Rockford is going to be happy with what Lorenzo did to his Firebird. While weathering the Firebird,…

BNSF 6752 - Kato SD40-2

Renumbering – BNSF 6752 & BN 6770

I have two Kato SD40-2 locomotives; BNSF 6752 and BNSF 6770. I’d like to renumber them both to reflect an…

UR92 guts hanging out

The hole that ate my Dremel

UR92 Fascia Panel A few weeks ago I burned up my Dremel trying to cut a new hole for UR92…

Kato SD40-2 install Digitrax SDH165K1a & SFX004 Soundbug

Decoder Install – Kato SD40-2 Soundbug

I’ve recorded a new video: How to Install a Digitrax DH165K1a & SFX004 Soundbug Decoders into an HO scale Kato SD40-2 locomotive. I…

Weathering Fools

Kids Gone Choo Choo 2012 – Prep

Kid’s Gone Choo Choo is Thursday at Patrick’s preschool and we’ve spent the last couple of days dusting off the…

Proto:87 Test Train

Proto:87 Test Run 1

A lot of fiddling to get it on the tracks and going. First try it wouldn’t run, I figured out…

Proto:87 Wheels Installed on Kato SD40-2

Proto:87 Upgrade – Kato SD40-2

I’ve upgraded Kato SD40-2 with Proto:87 wheelsets. I made a video (probably too long) as a reference for anyone who wanted to try it…