As a side note, my sympathies on the kidney stones. I have had two small ones. It definitely expands one's pain scale.
I haven't had much time to work on my layout lately. I am in On30 and lurk on this forum because Si assigned me as the moderator due to On30 at least being 1/4" scale.
But I spent a good deal of time years ago in standard gauge.
In fact, your mentioning a passenger car needing attention, I have a LaBelle wood combine that I barely got started decades ago. It would be a nice display model if I got it completed.
I need to find trucks, though.
You may want to visit the Train Model Journal forum, there's a bunch of old hands there that may have what you're looking for.
Thanks, Bob. Conversely, I may have to visit a psychiatrist to try and figure out why on earth I launched on a kitchen remodel.
Which is why I haven't commented much lately. Just no modeling activity going on a-tall.