Hope I can do this one. I have a bunch of projects underway and they are not all trains. The progress on this may be slow. I just got my Canadian National Model Power FP7 and it runs very well right out of the box. When running on my DC layout, it is a little better than a Life Like GP20 and is most comparable to that. (I have used the LL GP20 mechanism to power several of my F units.) The MP FP7 runs well with both the IM F7 and the Kato F7. It is slightly faster than the IM F7 and slightly slower than the Kato F7 but will fit well with either in an MU lashup. Slow speed capability is not as good as the IM F7 and is matched with the Kato F7. Things may change after break-in. Quick photo comparison here: Kato F7 on the right: IM F7 on the right: Next problem is how in the heck did I manage to get an FP7 model without a dynamic brake fan?! And no lower headlight?!! Rats! I can add the lower headlight easily enough but I am going to have to ponder the dynamic brake. I have extra shells around here, I know. Also, working with this metal shell will be different for me. I like the FP7 molded on detail and the "glass" is correctly in the front portion if the opening. It should be a fun project. Off to disassemble and stripping. Eventually, I want the engine to fit this prototype from The Espee Modeler's Website. As I reviewed that website, items to consider are snow plow, front lift rings, icicle breakers, five chime horn. I may or may not have all those. I saw that the units without snow plows and with five chime horns were probably in commuter service.