Troy, I want to say something I did not say already. Tractor brands such as Springfield is a great example here. I get excited every time I buy one, or an accessory, even if I don't have the room... I know they are original. The one thing that happens is once I have the original accessory, the excitement is then in sourcing the parts and making the brackets to mount a replicated accessory (or modern equivalent). One such item is the tractor light kit. I was so excited to get an original tail light, and then a tractor that had the headlights and then the third tractor with the correct switch. So now between three tractors I have a complete kit, but the problem Is there are three tractors than can have the kit. When I do shelf shopping I find the headlights are standard off the shelf, there is a similar style switch that fits the dash hole close enough, and the tail light... there is a modern equivalent (plastic housing) and the brackets I can make. So then I will have three with the lighting kit, one OEM, and two that I replicated, and that was the second fun. All can tell it is not quite right, and I don't care to admit that. Ok, mabey I said it all already, but still fun.
I can still remember the time I disappointed someone when they asked me when Springfield built an electric tractor and I told them the truth. I somehow find great enjoyment out of telling people they never made one. Now for a quote you can put on a bumper sticker:
"It is more important in the hobby... to have honest people, than honest tractors."