Have you guys pulled the old engine out of the 4118 yet? If so (or when you do), are you planning on tearing down that engine and/or stripping it for parts? (the 244 engine, not locomotive)
You mention concerns over the integrity of the 467's crankshaft. Can you be more specific as to what those concerns are?
We will pull the old engine out of the 4118 sometime this summer. We will strip the 244 for parts. Many new parts were installed while under overhaul in 2000. All of the pistons and most of the liners and rods are new. The prime mover did not suffer a catastrophic failure. the crankshaft was damaged because of an overspeed due to an electrical malfunction.
The 467 has been reported to be rough on a couple of rod bearings. Not sure why. Close inspection doesn't really show there is a problem. The associated connecting rods are suspect however. Pulling the power pack and checking the rods for specs is next.