I love steamers, but there are very few affordable engines out there. I go to most of the train shows in the area, find some good deals, but the best steam engines I have found, at a decent price, are by bachmann. I have a 0-4-0T and an 0-6-0T by unkown manufacturers. One looks almost European(0-6-0T), the 0-4-0T looks american. both are nice, but the problem with both is that the heat up so fast(I think it's becouse they are so small) I can only run them for a few minutes. 30 minutes or so fries it. Now, I have only two other steamers, both bachmann. they run GREAT!!! I have a New York Central 2-6-2, & a Union Pacific 4-4-0. What are your thoughts on your Bachmann steamers? Do you know a better manufacturer for a low cost?