There is no scenery on my layout ( yet ) so I can run North American or European locos and rolling stock. When I got into N scale model railroading my intention was to model German prototypes only. But then by lurking at The Gauge forums I realised that modeling North American prototypes has tremendous opportunities, and that there are excellent US-Canadian modelers on this site. So here is my latest toy, a Fleischmann German DB86 tanlk locomotive. A smooth switcher. I selected that model because while most North American locos ( Atlas, Life-Like ) have at least 1 flywheel, roughly 50 % of Fleischmann switching steam or diesel locos are equiped with one.