Hopefully this can be turned into a sticky so everyone who has bashed their Bachmann Connie can show it off. Post a few of your pics and a brief description of the work done. Here’s mine The Lakeville Amboy & Conneaut Railroad’s #4. Typically it’s job is to haul the varnish but once in a great while it gets pressed into freight service.
It has been fully converted to battery power with Airwire controls and a phoenix P8 sound card. The smoke unit and smoke box flicker lights have been removed and the orange LED front and rear lights were replaced with incandescent lamps. I added a real coal load, lettered it for the LA&C RR installed an engineer & fireman, detailed and weathered with paint, added a ‘rope’ to the bell and whistle, raised the headlight on a new bracket, made a new smoke box door, installed kadee couplers with chains attached to the cut levers and installed a Barry’s big train Drive. I’ll edit and post a better picture when I get it outside.