This is just a followup to a previous post some months ago (December) and they are now functioning as they should, flying around the track. Most linkage and some wheels were replaced with NOS I already had but the hard part was to obtain the remaining pieces at a reasonable price, especially the wheels since they are different between the two models and are not as readilly available as the large engine parts. Reproduction rims are available but do not compare to the originals. Only a few things left to do on the 342, mainly the tender herald and name but at the moment ordering parts from the US will cost one and a half times as much with the exchange rate so not viable right now. They are not going to be pristine examples and I did toy with the idea of repainting them but decided against it siince the majority of real switchers I've seen tend to be the roughest and dirtiest engines in a rail yard so a good cleaning and touchup is fine for me.