It was tight, but all of the components fit in the shell. Whether they’ll all clear the drivetrain, I’m not sure (since my basement went Kursk on me today, I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out). The DDA40X is such a massive locomotive, easy to see when compared to its close sibling, the EMD SD-40, which isn’t exactly a “small” diesel, either.
I’m pretty sure they use one of the locomotive’s two engines to start the other in real life, but this’ll do since one clearly s fires up after the other!
Found out that this is Athearn model 4282. They made one with only a single motor–would have been easier to convert, not not nearly as fun..
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