Back by popular demand is my Amtrak San Diegan. In 1986 Amtrak assigned 10 converted Metroliner coaches for service on the Los Angeles, San Diego Corridor. With the use of cab cars, service was extended to Santa Barbara while turning facilities were not available on the north end. This also reduced turnaround times in San Diego as trains were not required to be turned on the wye near the San Diego International Airport at Washington Street.
As soon as Walthers released their Metroliner coaches, I began the process of converting two into a cab control cars, numbered 9631& 9633 with the second going to a friend. It was a simple task but and required a bit of skill with a lot of trial and error.
The sound decoder is by Soundtraxx (SoundCar) with various features such as horn, bell, clickity-clack, generator/air conditioner, lighting among many other features.
For more information on the SoundCar decoder, check out:
All locomotives have Tsunami 2 decoders and Current Keepers.
Vic Yoder Flickr: Soundtraxx:
Pacific Coast Lines:
La Mesa Model Railroad Club:
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