I suppose I am now going to shoot my own argument in the foot. Just look at these 3 Locomotives, the first one at the Top was at a Museum in Orlando in 1992, the bottom 2 at the Cripple Creek Preserved line in Colorado 1994. Converting any one of these from a Stainz would not be a particularly hard task.
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The Cripple Creek is and interesting oddity and yes it does have some German Locomotives as a quick peruse through the Website linked below will show.
Also worth looking at some of the early LGB USA odpfferings which consistedcin all sorts of colours and additions being applied to Stainz. This was before the start of proper US Locomotives with the introduction of the 2-6-0 Tender Locomotive of typical US Proportion.
Hi again, that's very useful info and an interesting website, thankyou. Appreciate you making a case for Stainz like locos in the States. In another post on this thread a bit of kit bashing was suggested, and these photos indicate some intriguing possibilities.