I am not so knowledgeable about these cars as many here although I have, in my childhood, stood beside at least some of them at Montreal West Station ca. 1954. It was when I saw my first diesel as CPR E8A #1800 pulled these shiny and almost new I guess, streamliners into the station. As a ten year old trainwatcher, I was agog!
I did twig to the fact that, "Hey! isn't the glass in the domes supposed to be curved?" And I had an unsettled feeling that the seats were facing the wrong way in the domes.
Well, nothing to be done about the glass but I am happy to report the seats are an easy matter.
But, no, you can't just reverse the direction of the entire interior dome assembly. When you do, as I at first tried, you run into wiring problems even if you swap the LED boards that ride on the bottom of the dome "floor." I tried that but the board is constructed in a way that it would be impossible to attach the wires without dremeling away some plastic. Even if you did, I am not positive the dome floor would not then interfere with the "staircase" that is molded into the main coach floor.
While I pondered getting the dremel tool and doing irreversible surgery, I noticed that the seats seems not to be molded into the dome floor at all. "Hmmm . . . will they just pull off?" Yes they will! I was making this a whole lot harder than it needed to be.
So, getting the passengers facing the "right way" is not difficult to fix at all. Before I complete this though, I need some CA glue to reattach the seats. And somebody needs to whisper to the folks on the assembly line over in China that they're putting the seats in backwards! Seems this is not a "one of" as my obs. car also has the seats facing to the rear. I also have to confirm that the dome has sufficient headroom to accommodate passengers before I glue any in.
Still working on determining how short a shank Kadee I can use and still negotiate the 080 curve on my layout.
Incidentally, the diaphragm assemblies are very delicate. Very easy to pull the flexy material from the frame and not so easy to get it back in.
PS: I see Peter has already determined that the board will fit if you reverse the LED strips and remove some plastic, as I was initially contemplating but, it seems a whole lot easier to remove the seats and reverse them.