There is a prototype for everything and these days now a model. Down under is well known for 1:1 kitbashing of locos into something not pretty but otherwise functional. Maybe a camelback version is next?? lol
Scott, Yes the Camelback is an unusual locomotive, and has a beauty of it's own. I like so much it is one of the few HO loco's I still have. The operating crew may have a different opinion.
I don't know who is responsible for reviving those old postings, but I want to thank them for keeping it interesting.