… these Trix NYC Mikes are sold at incredible low prices at the moment here in Germany. I planned to get a BLI ATSF Mikado when they release their new run next year, but a Trix Mike with ESU sound for 116 EUR (US$ 139), I could not resist. And I don’t regret my decision. The engine looks great and it runs and pulls as well as my Atlas diesels – I didn’t expect this performance from a steamer. Now I am trying to make my Mike look like an ATSF class 3100 engine. I need a new headlight, a bell for the top of the boiler and a number plate for the front of the smokebox. I hope to get these detail parts next week. Unfortunately, I could not get the train indicator boards you find on ATSF steamers. Perhaps I have to try to scratch build them. I had to use sanding paper to remove the NYC lettering. Trix does not use decals, they print the lettering. It resisted alcohol and MicroSol. As a next step, I painted the front of the smokebox and the smokestack silver.