I posted a while back about my defunct 20 year old Bachmann Consolidation. I sent it in for repair/replacement in December (got anote from them saying they had received in Dec 15 and had a six week backlog). Today I got, from Bachmann, a brandy new Spectrum Consolidation. I had sent in $15 with the loco and apparently they want another $10 - but seems a fair enough deal - new Spectrum for a late 80's one and $25. I have it running now - seems very good - starts with very little throttle, runs very quietly and smoothly.