This page provides descriptions and links to some model railroading tutorials I've written.


DSCN5697small.jpgUpgrading Proto 2000 (P2k) Geeps with Stewart trucks

This guide shows you how to upgrade Proto 2000 Geeps with Stewart trucks to improve the performance of these loco's.



Click here to download the write-up in PDF format. (283k)


Lighted MarkerInstalling Working Marker Lights

This is a step-by-step guide showing how to use small surface mount LED's to light up the classification (marker) lights on steam locomotives.



Click here to go the marker light pages.


Gearbox Assembly 101

A tutorial on the assembly of North West Short Line gearboxes for use in steam locomotives.  Gearboxes may seem like they should be simple to put together but in reality there are a few things that need to be adjusted to achieve the best possible performance.  This illustrated write-up will show you how to get the best performance from your new gearbox installation.


Click here to download “Gearbox Assembly 101” in PDF format. (366k)





Last updated – December 4, 2010