Model Trains – Rolling Stock Additions

The first addition to the rolling stock is four Bachmann AAR 40′ steel boxcars under the PRR road name. I got them for $10 each and may modify the road numbers sometime later on. The rub with different manufacturers of locomotives and rolling stock is of course the couplers. Of the five locomotives I currently have, none have couplers that will work with these Bachmann cars except the DCC equipped Atlas C420. I really wanted to see the new cars in action, but the C420¬†doesn’t care for my homebrew PWM power to the track. As a quick fix, I dug out a plain old DC powerpack from a ModelPower set and hooked it up. Eventually, I’ll need to swap out couplers on the locomotives and cars.