It is cheap and comes with a dcc socket. Its probably a bit of slow moving stock they want to shift. I've got 24081 which was one of the first loco's i got and it is a good runner, smooth on acceleration and quiet as well, not a speed demon but a good all round performer in my opinion. I believe that when these and the class 25's were brought out there were questions raised about the curvature of the roof but i don't think its too much to worry about. Do bear in mind their postage rate of £4 per order so if possible try and order a few things together or £33 becomes £37.