Just over halfway into 2021 and, as usual, not as much model work as desired was accomplished for all the usual life reasons. Nevertheless, the diesel shop crew did find some time to make progress on rebuilding the MP15DC.
I decided to re-truck and re-motor it, the latter with Faulhaber gearhead motors. The goal is to provide super slow-speed control and remain extremely efficient with as little draw on the battery as possible.
As of July, the new trucks are re-gauged to P:48 and are installed -- albeit currently backwards. One can clearly see the difference in wheel profile from the original P&D Hobby Truck Kit and the replacements for P:48 from Right-O-Way.
The brass truck kits are nice, but are mechanically very delicate with working leaf and bearing springs that make assembly a good challenge. More work is needed to accommodate what seems to be longer axle endpoints on the Right-O-Way wheelsets to ensure reliable operation.