Monday, May 9, 2011

Walthers Ballast Hopper

Got some of the new N scale ballast hoppers from Walthers and was not quite surprised by the quality of the build and paint work. With their low profile wheels and well weighted frames the wagons track well and look great. I may try and fit some metal wheels to the trucks and do some light weathering to finish them off.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fox Valley Wheels Swap

I got some Fox Valley Models metal wheels to try on some of my micro trains wheels with the large pizza cutter flanges. First impression is that they look great but there is a bit of a height difference when the Fox Valley wheels are fitted but is not unmanageable. I think that for general use they would be a great addition just for operating and visual appeal but would highly recommend them for adding weight to lighter rolling stock and top heavy stuff as well.