And of course no offense (ever) intended by my opinion of the Trumpeter Fletcher. I completely concur, your thought to use one to get a nice Sumner (or Gearing) - seeing as how you have to do so much work/replacement topside, anyway - is an excellent idea! And (as always) we'd love to see it (anytime), here on ModelFleet!
I have long known a whole bunch of guys out there - presumably much like yourself - must have concluded much the same as I did; that's why almost the entire inventory of parts I ever decided to mass-produce - just about every last Matt Stein Models casting - has been nearly if not completely sold-out, for some months now. So, somebody out there must be rejuvenating the old classics! (And again, any of you guys wanting to send in pics of them, finished/upgraded, can have a shot at "immortality", with your pic(s) posted on the Matty's Models' website - when next I can get around to editing it.)
Thanks again, Scott - I really appreciate your feedback - and don't be a stranger here, buddy!