I have seen those models, and I must say I wish I had the space to get one and run it straight into late August. They look fabulous!
I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend the V&TRRHS conference items that would be most useful(and interesting) to me; the website doesn't list the time, though if it's before 2:45 I may not make it and if it's before 2:30 I definitely won't make it as I have high school that day. I'd love to be able to meet some of you in person. The best drawings I've been able to access are those at http://www.virginiaandtruckee.com/
and, of course, Ferroequine is also being of great help, linking me to all the latest and most accurate paints. His research and effort are extremely helpful, not to mention that of his colleagues at the PacificNG site.