I got mine as a dummy for $9.
The kit is dead on for C&O units 5901-6008. The good news is that this is the same series that the C&O traded units to both the B&O and WM. This includes several of the rare all blue WM units. Also, all three roads had Chessie painted versions of this locomotive. There are also several versions of the C&O blue paint job in this class. As you can now see, this kit offers a multitude of modeling possibilities.
I can't find anything wrong with this kit. I had to put on the bell, horn, grab irons, and pilot details myself, but that is it. No cutting or sanding. This kit is as closed to perfect as I can find for a GP9 kit.
Below is a pic of a real GP from that series.
Dean Heacock photo
Below is a pic of mine. I am currently working on
this project. Check out my Front
Range GP9 tips page for more info.