There are some reports from US based modelers, that the announced Athearn Genesis GP9 locomotives are starting to ship. Athearn had originally scheduled these to be ready to ship in November or thereabouts. Them shipping now is a bonus for some. There are some reports of quality control issues, as in detail parts that have fallen off, but this could be rough handling in transportation. Also some critical users report the model not to be completely accurate. If that's the case, then that would be a shame, but they look pretty good to me. Here's a production model photo, courtesy of member Chad of TrainOrders.com. It looks pretty good to me. I can't wait for the bloody nose version to be available.