Hello everyone. I am seeking thoughts, info, and opinions on the HO MTH GP35 any discussion about it is welcome, good or bad. My wife takes product surveys and gets mostly clothing household items and such. The other day she ran across a couple of different locomotives by different manufacturers she could choose as rewards for her time taking the surveys. I narrowed my choices down to in between a MTH New York Central GP35 DC and a DCC ready Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Bachmann GP38-2. What they have is what they have, no choices in road names. This was ok to me. As I model Norfolk Southern with a freelance shortline and leasing company and figured it would fit in somewhere with either the older units on either the shortline or lease roster. I plan to repaint or patch the unit to fit my needs. I've had a couple Bachmanns in the past but no experience with MTH. I have mostly Athern, Atlas, and Wathers brand engines with a couple Spectrums still hanging around. It seems the MTH unit has some great detailing that add to my interest in it. The Bachmanns not so much. I've heard mixed reviews on the MTH. Mostly concerning the negative issues some have had with the DCC and DCS version of it. Like I said the one I will be getting is the DC version. My layout is still DC now but I will probably be upgrading it to DCC later on in the future. Any info and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Either way I guess I can't gripe because I'LL be getting one or the other for free with only a slight possibility of even having to pay shipping. Can't beat that. What should I do...what would you do??? Thank you.