Having modelled Southern Pacific many years ago I noticed that Athearn had introduced a new SP tunnel motor with revised detailing and the new drive system. When I was visiting Brisse the other week I called in to Austral to have a look at one. Boy have they sure changed this model with see through grills and fans, the correct shape engineers window, sliding windows in the cab, all the roof mounted antenae and a vey quiet drive, blackened N/S wheels with all wheel pickup and pre fitted with plastic kadee copies. This got me straight away and the credit card just made it's own way out of the wallet. The thing that got me the most was that you don't have to change the bulbs over when you fit a DCC decoder. Athearn seems to have fitted 12v bulbs to the light clusters so all you have to do is fit a decoder and not have to worry about changing out the lights. Now for sound..........