After many attempts by different individuals the locomotive was written off as unfixable because so much damage had been done by these many repair attempts. But Al at Messinger Model Works offered to not only repair the locomotive but also install L.E.D. headlights, re machine the axles, install a hall effect chuff unit, install a board mounted smoke switch, reconfigure the Phoenix Sound system, install a Kadee coupler and rebuild the physical parts of the locomotive that were damaged. I don't think Al was really prepared for the many hours and hundreds of dollars that would be needed to bring this locomotive back to life.
Al graciously donated everything necessary along with donations from Phoenix Sound and Klaus.
Because of everyones help this train will now give years of service and fun to thousands of children at all our events. From all of us at Imagination Station Kids on Track and all the families and children we serve, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Messinger Model Works for enriching the lives of so many kids and their families.
If you have a project that is impossible or need a sound system installed or an installation of special electronics or a train repair of a G scale product give Al a call (805-488-8599) and I am sure he can help. One thing for sure if Al can fix this locomotive, he can literally fix anything. Thanks! Ken c/o Imagination Station Kids on Track
This is our video off the Disneyland Railroad LGB locomotive, Fred Gurley and Disney train complete with a full station stop. Hope you enjoy it!