I happened across an MTH CNJ Pacific body on the eVilbay for a very fair price and thought I could put my IMP 2 rail chassis under it. As luck would have it the casting of the MTH pacific is not compatible with the motor location going to the rear driver as well as lack of space a cast boiler leaves. Any suggestions on how I might go about making this into a viable locomotive. I already know I need to modify the MTH firebox into the correct Wooten one. Outside of that the details are pretty good. I'm wondering what options I might have beyond finding a 3r chassis and going through the effort to convert it to 2 rail. I'd much rather start with a two rail chassis and frame.
Am I out to lunch or are there some ideas anyone might have?