When I was a kid back about 1961 I was in a TG&Y store. They had these sets for $2.99 a piece after Christmas. I bought two for my layout . Ran the **** out of them with no bad experiences. Been looking for that set just because. Bought it today for fifty bucks off eBay. Comes with loco and three cars in nice shape. Glad to have a childhood friend back and in the collection.