Thanks for the replys. There seemed like a little too much grease about so I took a q-tip and did the best I could. I'm not confident enough to break down the engines yet, but I'm meeting a guy Monday at the club that will guide me. I'm not picture literate (yet) but I picked up the GE AC6000 with UP colors and the EMD NW2 Switcher in SP colors. Both are DCC with BLI Paragon2 sound. That Factory Direct had a great sale the other moning...$99 each. Lasted about 20 minutes till sold out, but I made it. Their shipping was excellent as well. Thanks again.