I have a Bachmann Spectrum GE Dash 8-40C or B (I can't remember) that I bought about 10 years ago. It has only been ran twice and I tested it the other day on my friend's layout and it works great. It is a Norfolk Southern and I am going to model a freelance shortline with some leased motive power. I want to paint it in a simple scheme like the NREX shown in the link below. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=111564 I am going to buy the supplies this afternoon. This will be my first attempt and might end up being a disaster. I do have a B.A. degree in fine arts, but I'm not very crafty. Do I need to buy an airbrush or can I save my money for now on my first attempt and paint it with a brush or spray can? I want to decal it. I am going to buy some decal paper to print my own leasing logo. I hope I can get some answers before this afternoon so I'll have a better idea on what I need to do. The LHS owner is not into trains and can only tell me so much. Thanks, this forum has been a great help to me so far.