At yesterday's operating session on the N-scale NKP, we hosted three special guests: Shane Wilson, from Scale Trains, Inc., his son Brendan, and a fully-operating N-scale UP turbine (a/k/a "Big Blow"). This was a production sample; deliveries of production models should come soon, I think, but they are not yet "on the water." The model is as exquisite as I remember seeing at the National Train Show in Indy, and this time I can confirm that the sound and operation are as just as high a level as the detail on the model. Shane took some video of the Big Blow running around the layout - it was done with an iPhone, so it's a bit shaky in spots, but some of you may be interested in seeing it (the videos are posted on Scale Trains' Facebook page, so if the links below don't work, go here: https://www.facebook.com/scaletrains/ ): https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1257145484307959 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1257148264307681 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1257151970973977 I'll probably end up buying one of these for use at N-Trak setups, or maybe I'll just pretend the NKP "borrowed" it on its way from Erie west. It really is an outstanding model. John C.