I have gotten interested in this engine, but given that I have sworn to build my trains on a shoe string budget, this would be an expensive item for me, so I hope I can get a little more information. Remember, I can only buy 027 engines.
1. How durable and reliable are these little engines? I have been warned about the small K-Line switcher motors, that seem to burn out fairly easily. I certainly don't want and engine that will burn out just because it is pulling 4 or 5 light cars around, on a fairly often basis.
2. Some of the new ones I have seen have "can" motors. Do they all have can motors? Or just the recently manufactured ones?
3. What are the pros and cons of can motors please? I am running DC current to power my tracks.
Thanks for all info.