I have a little money to burn and have been wanting steam for some time. I was primed to buy a entry level steam engine. K-10 had a Inter House Moutain 2 8 2 for $79.95, 4 6 4 for $89.95 and a Bachman for $79.99
Ken from K-10 talk me out of going steam again. They like to derail if the spring load is not right for the track. If there a dip in the rail's (beside's me) the center wheels will lose contact un less they float. Plus they don't pull well unless you go with the big buck stuff.
My bench work is better but still not great. Ken from K-10 and I have agreed on the new bench he will help me make.
I am going to guess he is steering me right, just odd being talked out of buy stuff by the owner of a LHS. But I guess that is the reason I trust him.
I do have a cheap Tyoc Steamer coming, guessing it is a tender driven engine. It was in a lot of cars I was after so I did not bid on it by it self. It is just along for the ride.
I hate Rust
That the plain, make the boad better. I was thinking with starting with a smaller 6 wheel drive engine like the one Ken showed me. I think it was a 2-6-0, I wished I wrote down the names of the engines he showed me. I hope to have the blue prints worked out this weekend so Ken and I can cut the lumber Sunday.
Old timer that was not the case with K-10 trains. K-10 is the best and he was looking after me knowing my short comings with the bench work I have. I am now clunker powered, yep two GS-4's and I must say I love it.
Sure don't pull like my E-6's, but love to watch the drivers doing there thing.