Can anyone provide me with some info about Railking Mohawk locomotives? For example here is 30-1831-1 on the MTH website. I'm not interested in a particular road name though, I'm interested in their run in general particularly the boiler casting.
How much do these locos usually sell for? Are they rare or common? Is there anything I should know about their running characteristics?
I'm looking into this locomotive because I'm interested in modifying one to represent another locomotive. Are the smoke box doors easily removed from these? I'm thinking about swapping it out for a different door closer to the prototype. Most importantly, how are the side walkways that stretch from the pilot steps to the cab attached to the boiler? Are they permanently part of the boiler mold or are they fastened on after the boiler is cast? If they are cast with the boiler can they be cut off without serious risk of damaging other parts? If not does anyone know of any similar boiler shells with walkways that are a single level from the pilot steps to the cab?