Now that I finally have the 35tonner in hand, I spent an hour on Saturday installing decals I made on my Alps to represent the loco in prototype. There are a number of physical differences between the proto and the model, but with
a little bit of color here and there it makes a great stand in. I ran this around the club layout and was able to pull 4 cars and a caboose up and down 1% grades all day. Great little engine.