I copied this posting from the Bachmann forum. Thought it was rather humorous. Bill I have had all kind of problems with my large scale equipment.(1) when I carry the shay under my arm all the little parts break off! (2) the shay is too slow. can it be rewired to go faster? and can Bachman make this stuff more rugged for the outdoor railroader so we can have fun without leaving parts all over the yard? I would suggest cast on grab irons like they have in HO scale this was one of the most wounderful inventions. please make the next large scale more rugged.