DragonfyreGT, the SD-70MACS I have in Rio Grande are acually factory painted from USA trains. Although Rio Grande never really ran SD-70MAC locomotives, USA put Rio Grandes SD-50 unit numbers on them and I think that is close enough for me. I never seem to have enough time in my day for such projects, but seriously considering at least doing one locomotive to fulfill my apects of trying it out. Where do you get custom decals made for G scale? I know of only one vendor who does G scale custom decals, but they can't do copry right names which mine wouldn't be anyway. as far as how many shades off you are on your Burlington Northern, not all of us are rivet counters and really don't care because you did do good for your first one, I thought you have been doing this for a while by the way that model came out. I have a scratch build project that has been on hold for 2 years, I have most of the parts, just no time. I plan on making a scratch built mini working Railroad crossing like you see in the model train magazines for around $200. Right now I just have around $50 invested in parts and the rest will be my time to make it. I plan on a 4ft version tall one. I bought 4inch red round lights and a wig wag light module that runs on 12 volts. I bought both from J C Whitney, then I bought a Railroad crossing sign from Shraders train catalog. Supplying 12 volts to the wig wag module which is made for automotive applications is no problem since I have a 12 DC output jack on my Bridgewerks transformers. Now all I need to get is PVC grey plastic tubing from the plumbing section of Loews and put this thing together without spending $200. I can always add and hide a Dalle rail signal sound unit later in the junction box of the railroad singal I make. Maybe I'll do this for X-mas vacation and take pictures for everyone.