This past spring I picked up a pair of the Bachmann 70 tonner that are painted but not lettered. They already have DCC on board and run great for the size of the engines. I have always liked the St J&LC so these two units will be an easy conversion since they are already painted properly and can be lettered using CDS dry transfers #196.
The units are painted in the Salzburg orange and cream from that era. Then engines were repainted in 1960 when Salzburg had full control of the St J&LC. So they would fall into the early 1960's era. St J&LC No.'s 51, 53 and 54 all had dual headlights and best reflect this model. Other changes that could be done are the placement of the horn on the cab, marker lights, and end hand rails adjustments. The top of the car body should also be painted black. I will cover my conversions once I am done...George Dutka