GP40 Update Progress has hit a large roadblock. I double ordered the MU Boxes which is fine. One MU box comes with 4 in a pack and a wire to run between. First minor issue involves them. On the GP40 Model there's a metal bar that runs across the top, just above the coupler cut lever. I have to mount my MU Boxes in mock up, cut the bar appropriately, glue it to said MU box, and find a way to fabricate a 1:29 MU Hose holder involving a chain. Now lets move on to the horns, Nathan K-3 Horns. I don't know how to remove the stock ones. The Ozark Miniatures Horns need to be assembled. After hand painting them too. A lot of tiny holes have to be drilled. That dremel of mine is getting antsy. Speed recorder cable is easier, I have to trip the mounting tab off a bit and there's a hole inside the trucks over the wheel. If this is the ventilation port, I need to go make sure so I don't burn the trucks out. The snowplow. It's labeled as ATSF Style but it resembles a generic one. The front footboards are off. The plow is mocked up. The MU Hoses are wrong. No Valve handle on them, their mispositioned, and I need a USA Trains GP38-2 replacement as that's as close as I can get. I know why the lack of detail on the hoses though. Their in a coupler pocket on the footboards like the prototype and this was common. IRL They were sporting valves, on a model where you don't see it and that's half the deal, they were rounded plastic. No complaints on that, just on the spacking and placement. Thankfully USA Trains has replacement parts that will work out fine. But the biggest headache is the different mounting of the aristocraft coupler. It's setup different and makes mounting the needed Kadee Couplers a bear. Along with the brake hose. Other work to be done: -Nose top and handrail and sand hatch must be painted black. Nice screw up Aristocraft... as usual. Next time LOOK at a BN Prototype. Green Noses are only for the Whiteface or the Logo nose -Walkways need to be painted black as per BN Prototyping. Again, good job Aristo, so many photos to look at and you half-arsed it. -Winterization Hatch to be on the first 2 exhaust fans. Not a BN Prototype, but I saw it on a SOO Line GP40 behind a BN GP40 and thought "Okay." -Battery Connector Cable removal and mount underneath frame. Sorry AC, I don't do battery. -Top section of nose chopped out and red Gyrolight installed as per Ex-Frisco BN Prototype. I just think this brings the model to life -Ditch Lights. USA Trains style, to be mounted next to the top platform stock MU Box and opposite side. These details are for 3022 only. The other 3 units will have different lighting configurations, one will have the stock footboards (3007 as her prototype never had a plow), and the others will have plows. I have a goal here, detail a locomotive for under 100 dollars. So far we're coming along nicely. But I haven't bought the additional parts I need. Back to the drawing board. I'll try to keep things updated but I doubt I'll remember. So til the next GP40 update.