This train has an important role on my railroad. When I turn on
the layout it first drives around everywhere cleaning the track. The track
cleaning car, running behind the locomotive, is truly useful for this. This
train also shows what I like to do with many of the models. Here is a
summary of what I've done here:
V36: Loksound XL Decoder installed with prototypical sound (The
V36 has a distinctive low-rpm motor which sounds like no other)
Track Cleaning Car: Hübner wheels, couplings, brakes, and
routing slip box
Crane Boom Car: This is a different one from the one that came
with the crane, chosen because it looked more realistic. I replaced the
couplings and added brakes, as well as installing the crane support from
the discarded Maxi model.
Crane Car: Hübner wheels and brakes, routing slip box, and
lots of home made signs on the cab of the crane.
I mostly use the Hübner couplings because they let you couple
closer than with the Märlin ones. I have gotten used to the realistic
undersides of the Hübner models, so I now usually retrofit all new models
with the Hübner brakes.