Hi everyone, this is my first post on this website so hopefully no one be mad if I post this to the wrong sub forum. ( also sorry for the wall of text) But I have a question about good HO locomotives. When I was a kid I used to have a 4x 8 ho scale table but most of my trains were second hand or life like, then I got out of the hobby for a few years, but have since found the light again. When I came back I dove into n scale so I fit layouts under bed or easily pack them up and that has worked well, ( I am currently building a HCD layout that I post to on nscale forum, and will probably xpost to here too) but I moved to college and joined the school's rail club. The problem is that they run on ho dcc layout and those 2 topics are fairly new to me, however I did kinda pick up on dcc. I brought one of my only running locomotives( athearn blue box dash 9) and retrofitted a decoder in there to run, but it runs terribly, even after warming it up and a through cleaning, it's a bad runner. So I just want to get a new locomotive, but the difference between n scale and ho scale is the locomotive producers are a lot more competitive, so I'm having troubles picking a good brand. I know kinda what engine I want( SD70/80/90 or GEVO) but not sure on a brand. I looked on model train stuff and I really liked intermounatin BN executive( I know it's not prototypical at all, but I'll just be running the loco every week or so, so looks rank higher than accuracy for me) but not sure about the brand. Is that a good brand for the $130 bucks? Or should I keep looking? Also I watched a review and someone said that if you don't buy the tsunami sound one, all intermounatin come with a decoder already inside, can anybody back that up? thanks again and I hope I will like around here!