Throughout the TRS website words will be underlined indicating connection to a link for related information, so click on the underlined word for more details. To navigate to each sub section just click on the area of interest in the title above or list below. Please use the “back button” on your browser page to return to the TRS website
TRS offers locomotives options giving unique appearance to match impressive performance.
Custom paint job by TRS- American Freedom Train Locomotive Completed (upgrades & custom paint by TRS) AFT Locomotive Video AFT Locomotive Photos
Custom paint and decals (courtesy of Stan Cederleaf), white walled tires, appropriate builders plates and plaques (authentic to the real #4449 from 1976 onwards), polished cylinder heads, pilot grille, hours of careful detailing and lighting topped off this Stage 5 modified locomotive.
Mechanical work includes (but is not limited to):
-Roller (ball raced) bearing side/main rods
-Valve gear work (functioning combination lever)
-Cylinder porting, honing
-Brazed piston heads onto piston rods to prevent failure
-Profiling the backs of the driver hubs by 0.05mm each side to allow the engine to better negotiate 10 foot radius curves (Lateral Motion)
-Wheel quartering (essential with roller bearing rods)
-Mounting points for pilot/trailing trucks
-Quick Disconnects for water feed and return lines
-Water feed system overhaul
SP Northern 4-8-4 inservice appearance via TRS weathering
TRS offers owners the opportunity to personalize your locomotive thus forgoing the “out of the box” look in favor of a “real” locomotive identity both “in service” as denoted by all markings of a notable iron horse. Our detailing is able to withstand the heat, steam, oil and handling during operational sessions. We can provide
- True “weathered” road warrior look
- Decals that personalize the loco number
- Electronics of lights, radio control, and sound
Having your own unique signature with a different number and/or road warrior look gives an engine an identity that sets it a part from the RTR engines that populate a steam up.
OEM Accucraft Cab Forward:
Weathered to represent a engine in service: Accucraft Cab Forward
A view from the front of the famous backwards Malley (Cab Forward):
A weathered Accucraft 4-4-0 with a rear view of the unique rear pilot:
A second view of the weathered 4-4-0 for the normal pilot position in the front of an engine:
The additional of electronics, in particular lights makes a locomotive an attraction at an event:
TRS additional of lights on a GS4
Here is a video of the lighting effects on a locomotive:
An early live steam locomotive weathered was done in 1999 was the Aster Frank S. Still showing it’s weathered look in action at the Morris Arboretum during their annual public train days.
On public display the TRS weathered Aster Frank S
Anyone who has be out west to the Durango and Silverton or Cumbres & Tolec railroads will tell you that the “real thing” that are in service is far from the museum display representation of steam power.
High in the Rockies on a narrow band of iron a weathered K27 in service as presented by TRS
A unique opportunity to demonstrated the true effect of operations on a engine happened on the last run over Donner Pass by the AC-12. Having just been finished out of the shops with fresh shiny paint at the beginning of the excursion only to return looking as if it was in service for many years is depicted the TRS weathering:
A Cab Forward locomotive weathered by TRS
Aster Mikado weathered and detailed: