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I also have 4 AHM c-liners.   When I got them they were very common.    They are only powered on one truck, but it is self contained.    I got a bunch and double powered all of mine, it is a drop in job.    They are still running after 25 or so years.   I have two converted to DCC now and 2 on the shelf.    As mentioned, the mechanisms are lightweight, but seem very well engineered to me.    I filled ithe big holes in the pilots, shaved off the cast grabs and added wire ones, and put on PRR antennas.    I also repainted PRR freight scheme.    I did kitbash a B unit out of 2 As.

All nation produced EMD F7s, F3s, and NW2 switchers.    These were handed down through a couple of companies over the  years.    I think General Models was the immediate predecessor.   it was All Nation from the 60s or earlier until Bill Pope died a few years ago.    There was also a line of steam engine kits there generic and included a 4-4-0, 4-6-0 (B&O prototye), 4-6-2, 2-6-2, 4-4-2 and 4-8-2.    The 4-6-0, 4-4-2, and 4-6-2 are pretty common and show up used at shows at decent prices.    The diesels were pretty much screwdriver assembly.    The steamers required some soldering for detail work.

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