Those of you who model in the steam era. Did you consciously build a roster to have a diverse variety of locomotives, to represent a cross section of the railroad you model, or just buy ones that looked cool and were available at the time? :mrgreen: I ask because, as you know, its difficult for steam modelers to get specific types of locos even if you go the brass route. Whereas diesel modelers have a much wider variety available at any given time. Its gotten better in recent years with BLI, the Proto Heritage Series, and others, but still no where close.