Sep 19 2013

Märklin Freight car Set #4858

Published by at 7:17 pm under News Posts

Well I finely did it… I acquired the one missing thing from my freight car inventory. The Märklin ALASKA HO American Freight car Set #4858. I have been watching and looking for this set for a very long time. So I found this set at a reasonable price, reasonable for one of the rarest Märklin Alaska sets out there. So I bit the bullet, ponied-up the cash and clicked buy now.
Now I will have to convert it from AC to DC and install Kadee couplers. I know it sounds a bit sacrilegious to take an expensive collector item and modify it but I am foremost an operating model railroader so all of my equipment needs to be operational and since I run DC-DCC The metal trucks will need to be replaced. I will of curse retain the original trucks and will not alter the cars in any way.

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