Yes I'm super new and I got a bachmann's suwannee river for less than $10. My son and I put it together with excitement and once we figured out how to put the power to the tracks, it was on....until we hit full speed. I know it won't be a rocket ship but it has to be the slowest train in the world. Can I take apart the engine and rebuild it? I've not looked for kits yet and I thought I'd ask you guys first. I don't have much money, totally not an understatement, so I'll be doing this on a huge tiny budget. I'd like to have it done so we can do a christmas train finally.