Thanks to abutt, doctorwayne, jim currie, and CN nutbar, I have gotten a wealth of doodlebug, gas-electric, and early diesel information. Here are the thread that started it all (I am still blaming you, doc...! ) http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=16609 http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=16608&page=4 Read about the search for a doodlebug, which is now a discontinued item from Bachmann Spectrum. I did not find any reference, despite jim currie's assistance, to the Walthers' version.... http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=20639 Allan (abutt) sent me these pictures of (1) a cut down Bachmann version, and (2) a kitbashed creation that incorporates a boxcab and an oldtime combine. Pic's posted with permission. Andrew PS - I think it's telling that my youngest (2 years old) has aquired the nickname doodlebug over the past year or so. My wife thinks it's a cute name, and I don't think she knows it's train related... shhhh!!