I am expecting dad soon as well. May 6th 2012 ish.
Are you able to get the models into 3dsmax from maya? presumably if you can then its should be a breeze to get it in from there. I was able to get my King st station in which has 80,000 faces, Ive pretty much done it all when it comes to challenging models and getting them into the game. Station needed 20+ child objects. So If you can get me the 3ds file I can give it a go. Some extensive blueprint work would have to be done as well which I wouldnt mind doing. Sounds would also be needed if you have them. otherwise aliasing to the chinese GE may be wise.
If i get it in I will give you the source file, BPs and 3dsmax file back so you can tweak it to how you want it.