I totally agree Jon. For me, with trailer operation, the plastic wins for all the R1's! Tried to find a piccy of the ones that I did a make-over on but could only come up with this (at the bottom of the load on the first car...Have to say of all the Synthetic ones, the only ones as new that look anything other lumps of Log Shapes Plastic are the Aristo ones. Though I suspect all could be made to look more like the real thing with some suitable dry brushing. However in my humble view with Logs there is nothing to beat the real thing and yes I accept they will be mostly heavier.