Welp had a chance to unpack my new engine today and do this little review of the USA docksider, very well packed but no wooden box with this one. after running for a little while this is what i think. engine very heavy, runs smooth should pull a decent train at 13 lbs of weight, thats heavier than most other locos. sound is a little cheesy but will do for factory installed sound. smoke puffs with driver rotation but doesn't smoke that well in my opionion, but i'l have Ray take care of that in short order... full metal rods no plastic, does have plenty of underbody detail for a 400.00 engine, not as much as there other diecast but more than enough for what it is. all of the engine appears to be diecast except for a few lower details and the gear housing cover. switchs are under the coal load in the rear of the engine, also for you kadee guys, this is not a very kadee freindly engine, can be done but will take a little work. and as with ALL USA trains steamers, this is a great little engine and fully works out of the box. is wired properly, smoke unit works and stays working, drivers are quartered properly, and weighs a ton. once again USA trains has set the bar when it comes to 1/29th steamers, they work out of the box all the time.... and look great. im glad to be one of the 1st to have this loco. so if your lookin for a good little engine for your RR try this affordable little diecaster for you layout..