Then last week a friend brought over a Fox Valley Models ES44 Gevo Norfolk Southern "Nickle Plate Road" Heritage unit to run on the layout. The first thing I noticed was the the ditch lights were as bright as the headlight and the number boards were also lit up nicely; enough to be seen, but not too bright. The second thing I noticed it that it ran as smoothly if not smoother than my Katos. I was impressed. Fox Valley Models had obviously made some improvements since the first run.
So, I purchased a couple of Union Pacific units from MB Klien that happened to be on clearance for only $79.99 along with a couple of Digitrax DNZ125IN decoders. These too are a great improvement over the first run units I have. Thank you Fox Valley Models for making improvements in an already good model. I am disappointed that your GP60 and SD70Ace are not being offered in Union Pacific.
Now I off to do some weathering!