Thursday, December 13, 2007

N Scale Life-Like SW8 Contacts

N scale Life-Like switchers are great little locomotives with fine details and fantastic low-speed, especially with a decoder in it.

The only trouble I have had is with the brass contacts that transfer power from the trucks to the frame.

I documented my conversion, based on a web page I once saw, which is no longer available. I had to go by memory and I think I got it right!

Life-Like SW8 Contacts

2 comments:

Aussiefan said...

Thanks, Mike ! Just came across your site by chance. Your professionalism in presenting the info on the SW8 Contacts is truly excellent indeed. This is the calibre of presentation that is so often missing from many so called "good mags" on the hobby. Your effort in poviding the step by step photos is most useful and meaningful to those seeking guidance , not to mention the clear write up. One who reads it feels like you are right beside them. I felt compelled to encourage you and do hope that you will keep up the excellent work. You are a very busy person but would love to be in touch. I live in Australia. God bless !

quba said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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