Currently the only locomotive I have is a Bachmann standard 2-6-2 praire. I have 4 Atlas switches and then had to go back to LHS for another and the saleman talked me into Peco electrofrog for such a small loco, and I think I see why because I don't have any trouble with my Peco. My little loco ALWAYS stalls when I'm trying to crawl across a switch. I doesn't have any trouble if I'm up around 50% (I think because it just zooms across the plastic frog) So - what can be done other than replace all the switches? That's $60 in Atlas switches and I'm sure that something can be done? Next question - help shed some light on locomotives for me. What do you all normal run your loco's at during continuous operation? 40%? 60%? I think it really looks cool to see my loco crawling around bends and stuff down around 20-30% but it can't run below 20% and if I slow it down below 20 it stops and if I try increasing power it stays stalled - even at 100% unless I just simply touch it and it goes right off. Is this because it's a Bachmann Standard or do I have some other underlying problem maybe? Lastly - When I am running my loco continuously around my mainline - it's kinda 'jerky' like it's not getting power. It stops for 1/2 a second and then all of a sudden it goes again. So again, loco or me?