I found this P2K Auto boxcar at a swapmeet for 5$. Someone had weathered it pretty heavily and it was missing the side ladders and many of the grabs but when I picked it up it seemed pretty heavy. I found a slide switch and a speaker hole. The batteries were dead but for 5$ I figured I'd take the risk.
When I got it home I took it apart and this is what was inside:
When I put a fresh battery in it it began to make a rythimic 'clicking' sound. I supose it's trying to simulate the click-clack of wheels on rail joints. Here's a short You-tube video of it:
My Wife just thinks it's annoying, I'd have to agree with her.
I have cleaned up the car considerably. Fortunetly it was weathered using acrylic paints so I was able to wash most of it off using 70% iso alcohol, paper towers and q-tips. When I started the roof was almost completely black now it looks like it had a black wash and looks much better:
I also did the same treatment to the sides, lightening up the weathering and letting the lettering to show through more:
I repaired a broken coupler, repainted the trucks and wheelsets but now I need the ladders and grabs. Does anyone have any spares?