On the left are the out of the box Bachmann skeleton log cars. The right image shows the cars weathered
with acrylic patio paint mixed to an antique color and airbrushed on the logs and cars.
After painting, lettering and naming..
Mine Cars have been Kitbashed. Check the details on the "MineTrain" page...
Prescott Canyon Mining Company Bobber 2 axle
caboose has been converted to a 2 truck caboose
and the cupola removed to clear the bridges on the
Then there's the LBG Summer Passenger Car.
Cute little bugger, but who wants to ride in a
bright red car that looks like a toy train car?
After a few days in the PCSRR Kitbash car and paint
shops, the 2 cars are transformed into the "Prescott
Canyon Train Tours" "Tour Car Emily" (r) and "Tour Car
Amanda" (lr) ready for tourists to take the tour on the
PCSRR main line and the Prescott Canyon Mine Loop.
LEDs have been installed as EOT devices for passenger
safety. Batteries are hidden under the seat and the SPST
switch has been hot glued to the bottom for easy access.
Above left shows the original Cannonball Express
Combine as it came out of the box. The left image
shows the car 2 3/4 inches shorter, cupola added,
repainted, relettered "Prescott Canyon Southern"
and named for grand daughter "Kelley Josephine".
This car is part of the new "Red Garratt Train."
Above is the original LGB Toy Train
Water Tank. At the right shows the
finished 'bashed tank with the scratch
built and lighted crew shack along side.
Details of our latest 'bashing projects are listed in detail on MyLargescale.com. Click on the
images or the link below them to be directed to the articles
Ol' Tagalong mated with the Kitbashed
Bachmann Porter with the saddle tanks removed
and renamed "Miss Diane"
2 of the LGB 0-4-0's were used
for the drive train on this
"Garratt" 'bash. A Bachmann
10 Wheeler boiler, LGB Porter
Cab,front tender fashioned from
a New Bright toy train and the
rear tender is from a Hartland
Big John. Piping and other
details are all hand done....
This USA NW-2 started life with the road name of
CSX. After entering the PCSRR paint and
electrical shops, it was transformed into a
"Prescott Canyon Southern" tour train engine.
Painted red, decaled with gold lettering and
converted to battery operation.
This is the "ShayslerMax." It not a Shay. It's not a
Heisler. It's not a Climax. It's a "ShayslerMax."
Completely scratch built using a Bachmann flat car for the
base and 2 Hartland "Big John" power trucks as motive
power. It's battery operated using Li-ion Canon camera
batteries with an ITT sound system and an RRemote R/C
January 23, 2005
The Santa Fe Super Chief "Dream Train of
the Prescott Canyon Southern was added in
late 2004. 4 LGB dome cars, an LGB
observation car and a Santa Fe painted
boxcar make up this wonderful train. It's
pulled by a set of Aristo Craft FA1/FB
controlled by an older Trackside Train
Engineer located in the box (Auxillary
Power) car with 18 volt batteries in the first
dome car. All cars have been specially
lettered and named with custom decals from
the Cedarleaf Custom Decal shoppe.
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