I've checked out Spookshow and have narrowed my choices to following Life-Like products: A List GP20 SD7 SW9/1200 B List F40PH GP38-2 GP18 (low nose) F7A Just a few questions for you guys: 1) Any general comments on the any of the choices? 2) Any others I should consider? (doesn't need to be Life-Like, but should be in the same price range). 3) Being a switcher, is the SW9 only used in yards? 4) What roads should I consider for California? 5) I've seen some fantastic close out pricing online for the F40PH and GP38-2 ($20). With prices that low, is this a red flag that this stuff is junk? (I'm not sure if I can provide the name of the online vendor in this forum, so if you're interested, I can send it to you directly). In addition, I'd love to get a Kato or Atlas, but my wife would kill me if she found out I'd spent $100+ on an engine. Thanks in advance for indulging a newbie, Dan Also, the feedback on Life-Like trainsets was very helpful.