:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Andy's got you covered, CNWman. It's an AHM/Rivarossi model of a 4-8-8-2 Cab-forward. An interesting design made to help engineers in the long Espee tunnels. By putting the cab up front, the occupants weren't asphyxiated by the smoke produced by the engine. 'Til then, they'd have to wear air masks or lay on the floor with wet rags over their faces. Not well received in the beginning by crews for fear of hitting oil tank trucks at grade crossings leaving them unprotected, they soon caught on, having never hit an oil truck their entire service life. Oh...it only worked for the lead engine, the poor slobs doing pusher service would still have to eek thru the trip.:thumb: The "porch" between the loco and tender was called a "monkey porch" because of all the hobo traffic it would pick up. This because the usual hitching point, the tender was a dangerous place in the winter for a 'bo. They would pick up water on the fly thru a scoop under the tender, often overfilling the tank. The resulting wall of water would freeze a 'bo to the tender beam, leaving the crew to remove a frosty corpse from time to time, frozen to death in his place. Because the crew was so far forward from the tender, they could never here the screams for help.