I got the Athearn set today and I'm somewhat unhappy with it. You can read the full review here: http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?p=849664#post849664 I'm seriously considering sending it back and finding something better for my buddy and his kid. I really like the looks of the Micro-Trains Disconnect Log Set. http://www.tophobbytrains.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1760 However, it comes with a 2-6-2 Bachmann Prairie Engine. Are these decent little engines? I've seen them priced alone for between $55-$80. I figure I could get one of these sets, a loop of track and a decent transformer for about what I paid for the Athearn set. Any opinions on Micro-Trains overall?