It's intended for an HO scale Bachmann Streamlined Trolley but I didn't like the look of the wheels.
I had an HO Bachmann S4 Diesel loco that looked like it might fit.
After a few hours with a file and an Xacto blade it looks like it was made for it.
The S4 is DCC ready and there's a ton of room inside the doodle bug if I don't worry about an interior.
Since I'm doing dead rail this'll get RF control with sound.
Also plan to add running boards and a big cow catcher at each end.
I was going for a shrunken down version of this one I saw in Strasburg, PA.
Not sure where the motor is in this one.
The model is actually based on a real doodle bug and the motor and control cab were centerline with a stack going out the roof.
I'm just having fun with this but if you have ideas to make it better I'm open to suggestions.
The car looks great, but yeah, it's way too high right now.
As for where the 'motor' is, yeah, if you just somewhat copy the look of the Strasburg car's front end, it'll look great.
I've seen 'doodlebug' models with no signs of an engine or motor at all, They looked like runaway coaches!
Bottom edge of the car just above the wheels?
I'm working on cleaning up parts right now so this is a good time for suggestions.
I'm gonna assemble the body and then shave out the floor a bit more so I can slide the body over the motor frame.
Then I can adjust the height more.