While not every repair can be successful, some techniques are worth exploring. As they say, success is often built on many failures. This is an example, not of failure but of several successful techniques that just didn’t work out for this model due to time constraints more than anything. The other reason for posting this video is the total lack of information on this engine and the mechanism although the mechanism, during the 40’s and 50’s was produced millions of times. In our modern age of showing it all, this one escaped. My post here will hopefully fill in a much needed gap to anyone attempting a similar repair. Enjoy.
Train Buddy installs a Flashing Rear End Device (FRED) on an N scale container car. The device is made by GATR. The video shows the decision process of placement as well as aesthetic considerations.