I like the B&O 400E. I am kind of anxious to see the others. Here's the thing: a 400E chugging around a nice prewar collection is special. They are big, noisy engines that are fun to watch, terrific to run and are versatile, you can put them in front of a passenger or freight consist and it doesn't blink.
But eight 400E's in different colors makes them not so special. At 900 bucks a pop, they are less expensive than their prewar counterparts but somehow they seem less special. I know I'd like to have 2 or 3 of them but I would rather see these offered in smaller denominations once or twice every 3 or 4 years. Clearly, these are beautiful toys. Is this the best showcase?