|07-31-2008, 03:17 PM||#1|
ex spelling bee champ
Join Date: Mar 2005
MTF Member # 16
Anyone repower HO locomotives???
OK, so I have two old HO scale locomotives that were my stepdads, and they dont work anymore. One is a older plastic "Big Boy" that runs, but parts of the frame are broken, and the other is a old cast steam locomotive that is in nine shape, but no longer runs. You know...there not realy anything special...not Brass or anything, but kinda been in the famley forever, I would like to get them running agean.
Any of you model reailroaders ever repower any old steam engine models???
Visit The Case Ingersoll Colt Forum.
SUPER Of The Month 10/2011
|07-31-2008, 03:26 PM||#2|
Make Smoke, Boil Water!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the windy Columbia Gorge area of Washington, the state
MTF Member # 6690
Re: Anyone repower HO locomotives???
Yup. I've got several locomotives that I have repowered. It's not as hard as you think, kind of like restoring a tractor, but you get to stay a lot cleaner and sit inside where the climate is controlled.
Here's a great place for parts, AND they have good online tutorials!
Northwest Short Line
Always do the right thing; not because it's easy, but because it's harder.
It's always a pleasure to work with good tools and the BX2370 is amazing!
My blog. I try to add wisdom, not noise.
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|