Right now, the only switcher locomotive I've got is also the cheapest, having come in a $60 set. I've got this one right now, Bachman Standard 0-6-0. Anyhow, it's finally begining to show some of it's limitations on my layout, mostly due to it's relatively short electrical contact area (the tender doesn't pick up and transfer juice for anything!). Short contact area+operating over switches most of the time=frequently stalled locomotive. I was kind of considering thier Spectrum 2-8-0s, but I don't know if a 2-8-0 would be an accurate switch engine.