On inpulse, I purchased an AHM 2-8-2 on eBay for $50 including shipping & handling. For some reason, I thought it was one of the favorite HO models that the guys had voted for on The Gauge, but when I checked, it wasn't listed. Oh me, what have I gone and done. Then I did what research I could on line and learned the company when bankrupted and was absorbed by IHC. I think those are the facts. Then I think the research said it is made of plastic with only one driving wheel. Doesn't sound too good does it. So if you have an opinion, I am waiting with open ears.