"BTW, didn’t you have a project to make a transfer diesel from two MTH AS-616s? "
Yes, I did. But I grew tired of it - I was going to end up with something just like the transfer diesel I had, and there were other projects that seems more exciting waiting, so . . . the incomplete body and chassis are up on a high shelf in the workshop now. Probably stay there for a while.
I have the MTH Erie mallet (my first O scale purchase ever) and a Lionel CNJ 4-6-0 Camelback. Interesting that the real Erie camelback mallet lasted only a couple decades. The CNJ camelbacks worked on passenger service right up to the deiselization of the CNJ in the late 1950’s…