Hi folks. The newer runs of Model Power light 2-8-2s look really nice; however, I have heard some issues concerning electrical pickup and running, and I also have a few general questions, if anyone can answer them. I am looking for some light USRA mikes, as I want to model a NYC H6, but the only other ones in N are the decades old Atlas/RR things, and the rare (and out of my price range) Key/Yulim brass. So: 1) Many folks say to swap to a Kato or Bachmann Spectrum tender. Is this a difficult conversion? Is the model power loco split frame, and just a matter of attaching pins to the frames like Kato/Spectrum uses, or something else? 2) Are they terribly hard to convert to DCC? 3) Are they quiet? 4) How do they perform through No. 6 turnouts (Kato/Atlas)? 5) I have heard the couplers are odd adjustable things; can they be converted to MTs?