First of two articles on how to convert an HO Mantua Mikado into an accurate model of a P&LE H9 class engine
(Photo by Dave Wilson)



Last Updated
December 27, 2004

Kit-bashing an H9 Mikado (Part 1)

By: Dave Wilson

In this first of a two-part series, Dave Wilson shows us how he has transformed an HO-scale Mantua brass model into a classy P&LE Class H9 Mikado. The highly detail descriptions of his techniques, coupled with his drawings of custom made parts make his project's article a must-read for any avid modeler. Several action shots of H9s in their hey-day are also included. Dave's second installment in the next issue of TLG will conclude with scratch-building the tender and painting the entire engine.