After the first two shows I was running low on locomotives. ( I coupled 10 loco’s together and ran them the whole show around the layout showing off what the Rix Throttle could do) I needed more locos and didn’t really have the money to just go out and buy all new ones. (They were like $20,00 each back then) So I called Athearn (Manufacture of model train locos) and they put me though to Irv Athearn himself. (The owner) I was in shock. I told Irv about my throttle and that I needed more loco’s to go to the Cincinnati show. He up and said “I’ll send you some, how many do you need?” About a week later I received a box with a dozen Athearn locomotives in it. (Free). I had a sign made that said, Special thanks to Athearn .