• Walthers Metroliners

  • Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.
Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.

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  by epspsy
 
I recently acquired a set of the new Metroliners, DC version...4 coaches and one each of the parlor and snack bar cars. Pricey, but nicely done. Pretty to watch in a night scene on the layout.
The plating in certain lighting looks streaked, as with the new amfleets. I may try some of the dulling finish suggested in other posts to even oht the finish a bit.

Put seated figures and lights in the amfleets, after figuring out - trial and error - how to get inside the cars by removing the end pieces. The metroliners seem to be a bit more complicated
to disassemble as screws near the power truck are not easily accessible. Anyone have any ideas?
EPS
  by Backshophoss
 
Suggest taking a look at this site: http://acmodels.board.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In the Amtrak modeling forum,there's a thread on the
Walters Metroliners,and a thread on the new Walters Amfleets as well.
This is a board dedicated to Passenger and Commuter Modeling.
  by chrisf
 
Backshophoss wrote:Suggest taking a look at this site: http://acmodels.board.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Your link doesn't work.
  by timberley
 
Here's the proper link: http://acmodels.boards.net/

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