In about 1985, my dad finally got around to building his dream HO layout in a shed attached to the garage. He had been accumulating a few HO pieces since he was in Korea 30 years earlier. He bought odd locomotives that were available at the Base Exchange on the air base where he was stationed. One of them was this die cast Pacific. I think it may have been an early Mantua, I can find no names or numbers anywhere on it. Anyway, in the mid 80s, I took it upon myself to paint it and give it the "Santa Fe" treatment. While I was at it, replaced the open frame motor with a Sagami can and mounted a Kadee coupler on the tender. I believe I went overboard on the weathering but a couple decades of dust and grime and a leaky roof over the train room have added to the effect.