Since I have been involved in this hobby, I have every day enter ebay, etc. to see what is on selling, specially looking for Aster Engines. I have come across some very well taken care engines as some very bad engines. For what I have observed, some ugly engines of Aster will never sell or will sell in less price than what they were originally sold. I have observed too, that some new Accucraft engines even new, will not sell at their original price. And I have seen too, that some very special Asters, hard to find, like Big Boy, GS4, H-8,etc. they will always be sold and many of the times with an increase in price (live steam and electric version). To me personally, even if Accucraft comes with a live steam version of the Big Boy, I still will always prefer to buy an Aster, if I could find one that is pristine, even if I paid 2 or 3 times what the Accucraft will be. I know that if I someday require to sell it, I will always find somebody to buy it, not so with the Accucraft, unless I give a good discount. And so, I like accucraft engines and other brands too, but my special is Aster.