Okay so sometimes my Santa Fe 2-10-2 #3890 steam locomotive has some problems with the smoke unit not working and stuff I think the thing is dying but I can order a new smoke unit entirely for it so I don't mind it.

Here is short video on my Santa Fe Ho scale Locomotives with LEDs both factory and customs installed. The Custom installed LEDs are on the Athearn Genesis FP45 locomotives in the Red And Silver warbonnet paint schemes. There is one model that was having some issues but I manged to fix that for now I might have to order a new front Truck to replace the one that broke. Well anyways I hope you enjoy the video. Please comment, Hit that Like button, Subscribe and share the video.

Here you see how to clean Ho scale model Train locomotive wheels when they get dirty and can't run smoothly when power is online in the tracks.
I used My Ho scale (1:87) Santa Fe 3751 4-8-4 northern by Broadway limited imports or BLI for short To Demonstrate how cleaning is done. Just in case people get confused the Real one that is in Los Angeles is made from the Baldwin locomotive works. I hope this video provides a way for you to better care for your model trains. Please comment, Like, & Subscribe.

The list of what you will need is Labelle oil 107.
Trix Wheel cleaners or some other type of wheel cleaning device.

Here you see me installing Manga Lock air hoses from Pacific Western Rail Systems a real great new product making train operations more realistic. This product basically mimics air hoses connecting and disconnecting via magnets this is a product made in Canada. They also make M.U. Cables seen on diesel locomotives and uses magnets to connect them here is a video link and website link to show you where to get this product and how to install it.

https://youtu.be/54uDNep9xEA video link
https://www.pwrs.ca/announcements/view.php?ID=10310 here is the web link be sure to setup an account first if you are ordering from another country due to shipping policy.

You will need tools and some CA glue for this stuff it's all in the video.

Okay here you see my installing Magna lock air hoses from Pacific Western Rail Systems on my Broadway limited Santa Fe 2-10-2 #3890 Ho scale Steam locomotive. Keep in mind I did not do any editing on this due to it taking to much time.

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Here is another locomotive review this one is from Atlas Trains they make Ho scale, N scale, and O scale I believe I will have to check again to be sure. Anyways this is a rare paint scheme for the Santa Fe as well it did not stay around for long before Santa Fe started going back to warbonnet and yellow or blue bonnet paint schemes.
This paint scheme is refereed to as Pinstripe paint scheme. I only have 1 real picture of the real 3524 and did have a snow plow and beacon light.
The Beacon light and snow plow are added parts that came with it when I purchased it from the Costa Mesa Train show in march of this year.

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Here you all go part 2 of this awesome locomotive in Ho scale overhaul. here is the link for these parts https://www.pwrs.ca/announcements/view.php?ID=10310 You will need to set up an account with them first even though you can purchase it right off the bat that's because it's customs if your ordering from the U.S.A. other countries you should check your shipping laws to your country if you order from another country.

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Here is an Athearn trains premium line Genesis SD45-2 EMD diesel locomotive. This unit is painted in the rare Santa Fe Kodachrome paint scheme Failed attempted merger between Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad. This unit has the Tsunami 1 sound decoder and old incandescent light bulbs that will be replaced soon I hope in another project overhaul. This is a Ho scale (1:87) scale down version of the real thing. Please enjoy the video hit the like button, subscribe button, comment, and Share the video.

Here in this video I talk about the type of tracks I use for my model trains I don't have a layout yet. I hope to soon I tried to do less editing on these videos so I don't have to keep doing editing. Here is Ho scale (1:87) Kato Unitrack which are great tracks to own for both semi or permanent layout. Sit back and enjoy and please hit that like button and subscribe to my channel.

Here you see an Athearn Trains part of there premium Genesis model Ho (1:87) scale down version of the real thing. This is a SD45-2 EMD locomotive as described on the box from Athearn Trains. the only thing I'm dissapointed in is that the locomotive did not come with windshield wipers but that can be separately installed so it's not that big of a deal.

Here you will see a lot of my FP45 clips all together in one these are made by Athearn Trains they are best known for these premium line diesels in Ho scale for such great details. I have installed new LEDs in these locos as well as new tsunami2 EMD 2 sound decoders.
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Here is my Santa Fe SD45-2 Kodachrome 5809 Manufactured By Athearn Trains part of their Genesis line which is considered premium item. This is Ho scale (1:87) a Scale down version of the Real thing. This still has Tsunami 1 and incandescent bulbs so those will be replaced with Tsunami 2 EMD 2 and LEDs. Here is a little history on the Paintshceme itself which is again called Kodachrome in the 1980s the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF or SF) and the Southern Pacific Transportation company (SP) attempted a merger. it began with the of holding companies Santa Fe and Southern Pacific on December 23, 1983 to form the Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation (SFSP). However these companies painted these locomotives in there fleets with this paint schemes to fast at the time companies thought when the merger was approved they would add SF on the SP locomotives and the SP on the SF locomotives vice a versa. Anyways The ICC or known as the Interstate Commerce Commission on July 24, 1986 who ruled that such a merger included too many duplicate routes and was therefore monopolistic. The Commission Denied SFSP's Appeal again in a 4-1 vote on June 30, 1987 The Railroad went to court but lost the suit. The railroads had no choice but to not do the merger and had repainted there locomotives in their original paint schemes.
Then the Mid 1990s rolled around Santa Fe Merged with The Burlington Northern Railroad thus forming the BNSF in 1995-1996 the Railroads merged and started at first patching the new marking of B.N.S.F on the locomotives in the fleet then eventually in my opinion painted there newer locomotives in the horrible looking orange paint schemes ewww. well anyways I hope you enjoy this short video. Hit that like button, subscribe, and comment on the video even share it please.

Here is my Athearn Genesis line SD45-2 Locomotive 5701 in Ho scale (1:87) a more smaller version of the real thing which is no longer in existence due to Merger and the birthday of America past so the paint scheme stay around for a little of a year I think according to all my research I will have to go back and make sure to put the date on here when I get that info. There were only 5 of these locomotives painted like this in the Santa Fe Era 5700, 5701, 5702, 5703, 5704. those where the only ones from the Santa Fe that received this paint job on strobe lights anyways enough about that just sit back and enjoy the video.

Here is a video of an awesome Train show in Costa Mesa CA. Here in this video you will see tons of different model train layouts and different Scales of Model Trains as well sit back and enjoy I do apologize in advance for the Camera being so shaky.
Here is a link to show you all when the next train show will be http://greattrainshow.com/ Model Train shows like this are your wallets best friends but be sure to save a lot of money to get the maximum haul that you can I recommend that you start saving at least $400.00s for a start then keep start saving more and more the more you go.

Here is a new video series that show me doing upgrades to my Ho Scale (1:87) scale which is half of O scale. Now this one is about the SD75M of the Santa Fe which the Santa Fe Purchased as the last months of the railroads operations in 1996 the Railroad was merged with The Burlington Northern now known as the B.N.S.F. Railroad. a lot of these locomotives where patched with the BNSF marking or repainted on their sides with BNSF markings and so on I model the Santa Fe Pre Merger. I love the Santa Fe.. ahem cough sorry getting off topic This locomotive was made by Athearn Trains part of their premium line called Genesis line. This Locomotive is getting overhauled to new standards such as getting LEDs, Decoders, Speakers, and some much other need touches like Advanced detailing paint and so on. well this is part one of the series sit back and enjoy.

List of things you will need for this part of the project.
You will need a air brush paint machine or spray paint that is plastic model friendly.
sand paper 220 or possibly something more smoother not rougher you don't want to damage the plastic.

Okay here is how to do Maintenance on a Bachmann Ho Scale 1:87 scale Locomotive you have to do this every so often with the right stuff to make your models last longer.
For this you will need Labelle 107 Oil Synthetic light motor oil medium weight.
screw driver and the instructions if you don't have that watch the video it will help you understand how to do this.

Here is one of my latest Model Train projects it's a overhaul and review. This is a SD75M from Athearn Trains from it's Genesis line now it's going to receive LEDs and sound and much more. now again this is an Ho scale Model meaning it's 1:87 scale size of the real thing. a lot of these units are getting scrapped which sucks because a lot of them don't go to Museums. and a lot of these units were owned by the A.T.S.F. Railroad or Santa Fe for short which is now considered a fallen flag since the company merged with the B.N. Railroad which is now the B.N.S.F Railroad which I don't like at all because of the horrible Orange Paint job. Well anyways Please enjoy the video and Hit that Like button subscribe button and please share the video.

Here is my Santa Fe FP45 #100 from Athearn Trains from their Genesis line which is considered Premium quality. This model is in Ho scale which is 1:87 scale of the real thing.

Here is my Santa Fe freight diesels performing switching duties I will need to get more freight Diesels sooner or later I hope. But for now just enjoy this short video of my Ho scale trains in action.

Here I do a Review of my Athearn Genesis in Ho scale My model Represents The (Fallen Flag) Railroad Terminology meaning the Railroad No longer exist. The Santa Fe Railroad is rich with history go look it up The A.T.S.F. which in short is for Santa Fe. This version of the FP45 from the Santa Fe Railroad was built for the specific purpose of Passenger Service before Amtrak took over all Passenger routes of all railroads in the 1980s. The Santa Fe FP45 #101 is equipped with MARs lights and painted the old F unit style text on the side of the side of the locomotive.

here is my 3751 Santa Fe steam locomotive in Ho scale (1:87) running. The Santa Fe 3751 4-8-4 Northern Type locomotive in this video is a scale down version of real locomotive that's at LA union station terminal for her 15 year boiler recertification right now.
here is the link http://www.sbrhs.org/ and here is another link to another locomotive that is same type but that is a 2900 class locomotive http://nmslrhs.org/ the ATSF 2926 steam locomotive please donate to these sites if you can.

Okay here is one of other Santa Fe Locomotives in Ho scale with The Zebra Stripe Paint Scheme.

Here is my Santa Fe 3890 2-10-2 Ho scale (1:87) which is half the scale of O scale now Broadway limited imports made this locomotive they are well known for making premium grade model train locomotives such as steam locomotives. now a lot of our model trains are made in china and frankly that needs to change I want to start seeing the model trains be made in America I'm tired of hearing the excuses that prevent that from Happening.

Here I'm just running my 3751 Santa Fe BroadWay Limited Imports model in H.O. (1:87) scale that after waiting for the BLI company to make them again took me 10 years to get my hands on it.

Here I'm just running my 3751 Santa Fe BroadWay Limited Imports model in H.O. (1:87) scale that after waiting for the BLI company to make them again took me 10 years to get my hands on it.


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Okay a little about what I do. I do a lot of customizing when it comes to my Model Trains in Ho scale which is a (1:87) scale which is half of O scale. When I mean customizing I do LED installments to the model and new Decoders whether it be with sound or not. I also do Airsoft when I'm out and about in Airsoft arenas for those that know what that is for those who don't think of it as paintball. That's pretty much it.
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