I'm just getting back into model RR'ing after several years and I've been running into a few "difficulties" and need help. My big problem is getting a good quality Steam Locomotive (my 5 yr old is crazy about "steamies"). I've purchased a Bachmann Signature 4-6-2 which ran for about 2 months and then just died:cry: . I shipped it off to the service center and am waiting for the post-mortum. I bought a Bachmann 2-6-0 a month a go and the thing stopped working after 2 weeks:curse: . I made sure with the "new" locomotive that it was run with lots of speed changes, stop/starts, and very limited time at top speed. My wife has a "Hawthorn Village" Christmas train set in HO30 gage which we've had no trouble with, and we also have a Lionel O gage "Polar Express" which was run a lot for 2 months before I put if away until next Christmas, again which no problems. I clean the tracks frequently and have added a track cleaning car. What am I doing wrong? Are the Bachmann Locomotives a poor quality? Am I just doubley unlucky? Is there a high quality manufacturer which I should be dealling with? I'd rather pay more for a locomotive which will keep working. Thanks for any suggestions.