IHC/ President's choice Hudson mods I was given a presidents choice hudson (CNR) by my club to work on. For those of you that don't know The Canadian Superstore comes out with a train set every year with a fairly decent steam engine in canadian colors. here's what it looks like stock: I decided to cut the smoke deflectors off and was getting my dremel all ready when I realizes that the green skirts and smoke deflectors and one peice and only lightly glued on. I carefully pried off the two sides and underneath was the original running boards. seems as though IHC just added the skirts right over the original huson parts with makes my job a whole lot easier. I also shortened the tender 1" since the tender is almost as long as the engine itself. Now it looks a little more in proportion. anyonme wanting to do this should find the May/June 2002 Canadian railway Modeler. There is an excelllent article By Bob Bourdeau on this mod. I dissasembled the engine, masked the smokebox and painted the boiler, cab and running boards in flat black with a tinge of grey. I also painted the Tender body and underframe. Now it's just waiting for decals. I'll post pictures when possible.