I am new to this forum although I have been an avid HO scale European era III modeler since the early 1990s. Up to this point the majority of my locomotives have either been ROCO or Fleischmann. I am beginning to feel the financial crunch of the recent price increases and I am considering purchasing the Gutzold Class 64 steam locomotive. Does anyone have one of these? If you do have one, how would you describe the running characteristics (smooth or not)? Also, I am assuming that the majority of the details are molded on. How would it compare to the ROCO BR 80 (the version with the inset glass)? Any information would be greatly appreciated.