Erie Boxcab No.19 in Collection of Riley Triggs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. (free non-commercial use)
I have a few of the Model Die Casting Corp (Roundhouse) versions of these, and they are OK in terms of "close enough" for looks. The growler mechanisms are another story. I tried replacing the assembly with a Hollywood Foundry Gurzeler mechanism, but I couldn't get it installed quite right to my satisfaction. It is a neat little arrangement - I'll just have to keep playing with it for some other application.
Next I am going to try the new Stanton drive from NWSL. A much neater and more compact power unit on the order of Hollywood Foundry's Bull Ant drive. Not sure about the pulling power, although I am not looking to move more than a few cars at a time in my small pocket terminals. I could also double up with two powered trucks, but I bet it isn't going to be necessary.If I can reuse the lead chassis, there should be more than enough traction available.
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