I am a HO guy ,but have kicked around the Idea of a G scale steam project. But I am cheap so brought the two toy like 2-6-0 and tenders used Echo battery powered. I have left over RC car stuff and lipo batteries , so plan on wiring these up for full RC control and maybe change out the motor. Of course some cosmetic improvements with weathering. I love weathering They both were very low priced so not out much money. Am I the only to start out this way?