For those who have an AC-powered layout, the American Models' FP7, which is DC-powered, can be converted to either a single-direction AC-powered engine, or a bi-directional engine using the Williams #1010 reverse unit. How to do that is covered in this article. Includes photos.
Turnouts by several manufacturers are described how to hook them up electrically.
Adding details to the American Models' FP7 sideframes.
Learning that there is no one right way to do things, the author describes how he built three D&H passenger cars from various parts, some scratchbuilding, and all three were built using different methods. The cars and his modified AF PA1 are shown in the accompanying photos.
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