Thanks, Petey, I do enjoy the tinkering right now...much to the dismay of my layout's scenery I like that pinning idea and might just do that as a pre-emptive strike while everything's in quarter. Most of my steam is nostalgic. Art imitating life, they can be mechanical nusances...but I luvs 'em. The newer releases coming out make these early birds less appealing to most modelers and therefore, more affordable to folks like me whose hobby budget trains us to squeeze Labelle #106 from a rail spike . Even now I've got my eyes on Ebay looking for one of those Bowser re-powering kits.