I pulled out one of my two Athearn Genesis Frisco GP38-2's tonight, SLSF 695 (I also have SLSF 419), to see what added detail work was necessary to get them ready for service. It proved to be a rather short list! Only about nine items, many of which involve only paint. The only major item I identified was with the front and rear pilots, which do not have the Frisco "standard" plow pilot, i.e., the Details West #235-130. I was initially taken back that Athearn missed this, as both my 38-2's have a standard squared off hose holder pilot beam (like DW #235-193) instead of the plow pilot. Everything else I noted was a relatively minor improvement. On balance, I think the Genesis Frisco GP38-2 is a very well done model. Before I started ripping off pilot beams so I can put on the plow pilot, I thought it best to have a look at my pics of the Frisco GP38-2's to see just what they carried. Well ..... you guessed it ..... after looking at about 60-70 Frisco GP38-2's, I didn't find one that clearly had the plow pilot mounted. They all seemed to have either the plain pilot beam hose holder, like the models, or the pilot beam hose holder with footboards (which was how they were equipped when delivered in 1972-1976). Does anyone have any solid evidence showing that the Frisco did indeed install the plow pilots on the GP38-2's? Frankly, I hope not! Saves me a lot of trouble putting on the different pilot detail part, which, frankly, is oversized and results in some clearance problems of its own when installed. Let me know. Thanks. Ken PS: We need Details Associates (if they are still in business!), or Grandt to do a proper plastic plow pilot detail part for us!