Heavyweight 12-1 sleeper, Pennsylvania "Samuel Adams" (PRR 8930).
The Micro-Trains® model is based on Pullman plan #3410A, from which the Pennsylvania series
was built. I started with the decorated model, and removed the existing car name.
The mechanical air conditioning components of the underbody were replaced with
ice-cooled air conditioning components to match the prototype. Most of the cast
roof details were removed. New detailed air vents from the Micro-Trains® RPO roof were
added, and new rain drips were formed from stainless steel wire. The standard diaphragms were
replaced with American Limited diapgragms. I moved the couplers inward to improve the
close-coupling and replaced the plastic wheels with Fox Valley metal wheelsets. I also extended the
centerbeam to eliminate the see-through look under the trucks.
The interior was repainted a light tan. The new car name was pieced together from Micro Scale decals
Fox Valley steam vents were added. This sleeper is assigned to the Owl consist.