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Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by C&O Steve, Jan 1, 2007.
What engine is a good puller and still affordable, say under $200?
I'm no G scale expert but I do own an Aristocraft 'Lil Critter' that I run around the christmas tree. It seems bullet proof to me, and I have heard generally very good things about Aristocraft locos.
Other quality locos are USA Trains and Hartland locomotive works. Bachmann also makes some G scale products but I don't know about their quality...
Some things to ask yourself- are you modelling narrow guage (1:20) or standard guage? Steam or diesel? For that price point you are not likely to find much beyond small switchers (which ain't a bad thing). Pick up a copy of Garden Railroading magazine and check the large discount retailers that advertise inside you might find some good deals
I have several used RS3s for sale at about half the price you suggested. Send me an email and I can reply with details.
You interested in steam or diesle?