Although it can be more expensive to convert Tyco rolling stock, what I do is glue in a piece of sprue into the hole where the snap in truck goes, drill and tap with a 256 and screw in a new truck with metal wheels. Then I remove the wheel set, and body mount a coupler using the Kadee body mount pocket and a #5 coupler. In the case of the six axle tankers, I use a Kadee adapter and insert a whisker coupler into the talgo truck.
The Tyco converting is good to practice and keep modeling/repairing/rebuilding skills current.
I still have my Tyco stuff from when I was a kid in the 70's, Including my Tender Driven Chattenooga consolidation. I am working on a plan to swap out the drive with a Varney drive from a SW1.
Love anything RR
Family History on the PRR/PC/CR and Amtrak
Last edited by rrgrassi; 10-10-2012 at 01:32 PM.