Thanks to @harmonyards for bringing my Lionel 6-38096 well in to the 21st century by installing a large Pitman motor, fan driven smoke unit, blackening the chassis, and adding 4-chuffs. I essentially wanted a 773 restomod and he delivered.
It's a beast! Runs flawlessly at low or high speeds. I ran it for the better part of 3.5 hours last night.
I loved how Pat gave me updates from time to time and was always good about answering all of my questions. Such a good guy.
You're awesome, Pat! Thanks so much!