How come nobody suggested repainting an existing model? Seven years is almost a tenth of a lifetime - if you really, really, really want something, go for it!
That gorgeous, but too wide D&H? Anybody notice how, when you get rid of the center rail, you are able to overlook the extra width of the carbody? You are no longer so busy overlooking the track and making sure everything else is perfect?
I had a Weaver for a while - traded it even for a Kemtron. Never noticed that it was too wide. Not very discerning, I guess.