That really isn't saying much, considering that the MSRPs keep going up. And, besides, when a MODEL railroader waits decades for a distinctive engine like the K-4 and purchases it, even at a big discount from its huge MSRP, offering him/her something different but "more expensive" is NOT any sort of guarantee that he will have a WORKING version of WHAT HE PURCHASED. And, do you really think that Bachmann would provide somebody with a new K-4 because they returned a broken 2-8-0 as the K-4s came out and Bachmann did not have the parts to fix the 2-8-0? No, Bachmann will jusst provide a new model THAT IS NOT SELLING OUT in place of one that did. Advertizing a "lifetime warranty" used to mean the BUYER'S lifetime, or at least the COMPANY'S lifetime, not just the lifetime of the individual copy of the product that you buy. That means that the company has a RESPONSIBILITY to produce and stock the parts needed for repair/replacement. NOT doing so seems to be at least DECEPTIVE advertizing, no matter how much legaleze is embedded in the fine print. I am hoping that this opens a window for entrepreneurs to start an engine repair business in the U.S. that they can morph into a full-fledged engine MANUFACTURING business that out-competes PRC by providing both quality AND SERVICE to model railroaders. Given the current level of MSRPs, the continuing PRC QC problems, and the sorry state of "warranty" for runs that are designed to sell-out quickly, are Americans still unable to compete?