Another board I look at is Railroad Forums.com. That board is more into railfanning, whereas The Gauge is more model centered. The two boards make a nice balance. Anyway, on that board on the Freight Railroads forum, sub grouping "Class 1," there is a post entitled "most beautiful Gp9." On that thread is a pic of a "torpedo boat" high hood Gp9 on the BNSF in the orange and green Heritage scheme. As I looked at the picture, it dawned on me that all of the models of Gp7's & 9's, or 20's & 30's for that matter are offered in traditional paint schemes as they were painted when new. Modelers who are modeling modern day railroads don't even take a second look. It seems to me that manufacturers are missing an opportunity to increase the size of their market by not offering these models in modern paint schemes where there is a prototype to copy, either from a class 1, a short line, or a lease unit.