Reliability of those units is exactly why I sold all of mine including the passenger cars. Not worth the trouble. I did keep one set of the 660 chrome series cars which look just fine behind my 326 or 322 steamers. I don't care about prototypical correctness. The black color of the engine pulling the chrome passenger cars looks nice. My railroad, my rules.
The only diesels I have left are 2 versions of the 370 GM/American Flyer and both versions of the 372 Union Pacific. Being Gilbert manufactured, none have given me any problems after servicing them after buying. I am sticking to the steamers of which I have 21 different ones. I did duplicate the 312 when I found out there were 2 versions of it. I also have various versions of the 302. Love that little engine.
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