I got my copy of the Nov/Dec Ztrack yesterday, and after admiring Bill's Truckee River layout cover shot, I flip the page to see an MTL add, "All New Z F7 Locomotive!" The add goes on to say the newly tooled shell will match the detail of the F7B shell. Sadly, the mechanism will be the same old one though. What am I hoping for? Well I'm hoping it's tooled for separately applied Nathan single chime horns, winterization hatches, steam generators, window and side port glazing, and body mounted front coupler support, and that it's the dual nose light version. I really wish they could update the mechanism to something like the GP9/35 uses, even if they had to shim that mechanism to fit the shell, as it is such a smooth show runner. Paint Schemes and marketing desired? How about some special ABA sets like the NP 2 tone Lowey Green passenger scheme, the Santa Fe Super Chief, Great Northern Empire Builder, WP California Zephyr, or the Katy Texas Special?