My friend acquired a Rivarossi UP Big Boy and SP Cab forward locomotive (probably from the 1970's or 80's), but he's having some issues. He wasn't able to get the tenders for them, and neither of them will run even though the motors are in the locomotive. He actually hooked up an MDC Roundhouse tender to the Cab forward and it ran, but the Big Boy still didn't run with it hooked up. My questions are, why would the Cab forward run with an MDC Roundhouse tender hooked up, but not without a tender? Is there anything that can be done to get them to run without tenders? We're also not sure if the Big Boy is supposed to work without a tender or not.