ModelTrainStuff & Bachmann are doin it right. Looking after us folk who want value. This loco and the B unit performed well pulling 40 wagons for about 30 mins without missing a beat. The sound is very realistic and the volume is just right. The painted cab figures add the right touch. I like the finish quality, it doesn't look 'cheap' and you can DCC program it very easily. I am very pleased with this loco and highly recommend it.