The Wabash PA locomotives may not have their contact wires make proper contact, so this brief article describes how to fix that.
The author describes how he simulated the side vent window of the cab of the American Models FP-7. Includes diagrams.
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.
The author describes his building this small, unpowered industrial switcher, with a battery powering the LED headlights. It would be great in a train or as a scenic element.
After describing the history of the prototype engine, the author reviewed the A.F. version.
Prototype information on the history of the FP-7 locomotive, which was produced from 1949 through 1953.
The author recollects the history of these two engines, from how they were manufactured, to how they were detailed, to how they changed hands over the years. Includes several photos of the two units.
Adding details to the American Models' FP7 sideframes.
The 1998 Lionel catalog announces several road names for the all-new-tooling SD40-2 locomotive. This article combines both the new engine, other engines and cars coming out, and prototype information.
After a brief description of this passenger locomotive, the author describes how he modeled it in S-scale using a Dash 8-40B shell from American Hi-Rail as his starting point.
Introduction of the New Haven EP-5 "Little Joe", and the GM GP7.
The author describes how he replaced the stock motor in the AM GP9 with a Sagami 2236 motor (this motor is to be used in the S-Helper Service RS-3 locomotives being introduced).
S-Helper Service has announced the F3 project, and this article provides some prototype details, planned first-run road names, and prices.
Prototype information about diesel locomotives used on narrow-gauge railroads.
The author takes an HO-scale Atlas U36C mechanism, re-gauged it for Sn3, and mates it with an S-scale American Model GP35 shell. Includes one photo of the final model, as well as photos of powered box cabs and an Sn3 critter.
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