I have a great running Marx Canadian Pacific. I recently aquired a Green and Cream 100005 with a windup engine. I bought it for the shell though windups are facinating in their own way. So, I swapped the engines but the CP engine makes the 100005's engine looks like it's doing a wheelie. looks stupid and causes issues. I'm really good with part names so bare with me. I'm thinking I should be able to swap the front mount on the CP with the windup. by front mount, i mean the cross piece that the screws go into. i think it will get me closer to level but I know somebody out here has already dealt with this. also thought about drilling pilot holes that are lower but i just know that won't end well. Thanks for any insight!
Now, on to a tanget somewhat related to my M100005 engine issue. I have 2 daughters 13 and 16. Last fall my youngest told me I had to grow up. My oldest just shakes her head. By no means did I have a large layout even though I cycled thru lots of stuff thru the years. let's say the post office knows where i live. about thanksgiving i sold off all my stuff but a harry potter train and Christmas cars. I had quit following this forum entirely until my trains and layout was gone with Christmas coming. I saw the Streamliner thread and I thought they were the ugliest thing ever until I saw a few videos of them running. So, when I was off on Christmas, I bought one. I bought a second set looking for a better observation car. my intent was to sell what i didn't need. yes, you know where this is going. I bought a cream and green with an ugly engine. bought a second set with a better looking engine that's a windup with intent to swap motors and sell extra. I was downstairs this morning trying to swap the engine. they don't make these any more. so, i decided to keep my less than perfect pieces as backups....i found a need for all of them! i've decided that i have a sickness and confession is good for the soul. but I would like to thank the people that run this forum and all you folks that answer questions for people like me that are just a little touched in the head! Thanks, Jeff