Just thinking out loud and wondering how hard it would be to start my own model train line. Possibly just building locomotives to start. Nothing fancy, no bells and whistles. Maybe a working smoke unit and definately a headlight. I just want to build something good and solid that will run for days like the old engines without all the fancy stuff. I don't think it would be too difficult to get aftermarket parts of some sort to build the motors, trucks, drivers and all the inner workings. I think the hard part would be fiding a way to get the body fabricated. I wonder how Joseph and Mike went about it when they started?