Recently I placed a winning bid on a certain auction site for an Athearn Genesis GP15-1, which has the Frisco-specific details. The hitch? It's undecorated, and will require some assembly. Plus, it doesn't have a decoder, but is DCC-ready (which I hope means I can plug a decoder in). Obviously, this goes completely against the preferred trend of buying ready-to-roll models, already assembled & painted. but for those of us who had to do our own painting, detailing & decaling back in the day, it's SOP. As it is, it's my opinion that you can't accurately model the Central Division in the 1975-1980 time frame without at least one or two GP15-1s around, and these beasts hung out at both Ft. Smith and Hugo. From what I've seen of the Genesis GP15-1, it blows the Walthers P1000 and Trainline offerings completely out of the water. So, I have the diesel coming, as well as some more Microscale decals. Got detail parts, proper paint, and Kadee couplers. No decoders ordered yet, and I'm really not too heck-bent on installing sound (although I must admit I like the sound of a non-turboed 645 prime mover). Speaking of decoders, are the GP15-1s really "plug-n-play", or will I have to do a little extra work to install one?