I’ve been looking for a 343 locomotive for awhile and I finally found one on eBay. I’ve had mixed results buying American Flyer electric trains on eBay – a lot of times the seller will rate the item a grade or 2 higher than it actually is, and a lot of flaws don’t show up in the photos. So… it was against my better judgment to bid on this 343. I’m glad I did – this locomotive turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The seller rated it accurately at C-7 (excellent) and it was priced fairly according to Greenberg’s. I’m really happy with it – I’ve been looking for a nice 343 for over a year now and I finally have one.