Waiting on parts for the other projects I decided to start another project of a unique diesel:
GM&O #1900, built by Ingalls in 1946 as a demonstrator for the intended line of diesel-electrics.
Eventually sold to GM&O it served until 1962.
I was able to get an Aristo-Craft FA unit for good price - it will provide the trucks and most parts of the shell, the frame and the pilot. How it starts:
For the HW-passenger car like monitor roof an old Bachmann coach was cannibalized. The rear steps are from an already depleted USA-Trains NW2-frame