I have several locomotives of my own that need painting, and a good lot of car kits that I need to either build & paint or just finish. Some are resin kits, some are wooden Craftsman kits, and some are the plastic type craftsman kits. IIRC there are about 50-75 of these to do. Since I have at present 339 cars in the inventory of Rail-op, the program I'm going to use to generate traffic, as I build one of these, several of the "shake the box" Athearn and roundhouse kits will be removed and either sold, or given away. My little 17' x 23' layout can't support 339 cars, much less the additional 50-75 car kits still to go.
I will continue to do DCC decoder installs both for friends and the LHS we have here in town.