This past rainy weekend has allowed me to focus on some long over due fleet upgrades in the form of metal wheel sets. When I started model railroading most H.O. Scale ready to run rolling stock and kits came with horn hook couplers and plastic wheels. In many cases the horn hook couplers were truck mounted. Over the past 20 years I have accumulated much and have been busy getting my fleet up to snuff so to speak. A slow but steady effort of converting truck mounted horn hook couplers to body mounted knuckle couplers has been ongoing. Another slow and steady program has been the retrofitting of these cars with metal wheel sets. Here is a look at some of the progress made this past rainy weekend;
Athearn BB PRR Coach with 3 IHC 50' insulated boxcars now ready for service with upgraded wheels
IHC Lehigh Valley NIRX Boxcars, Athearn BB 85' trailer flat and two IHC covered hoppers round out this portion of fleet upgrades.