One day, I finally realized I needed a freight locomotive. It would be good to have one along with the three passenger locomotives I had back then. This isn't exactly a freight locomotive, but I still like it. Although it is small, it can pull 5+ cars at reasonable speed. I use it a lot to pull my passenger consist. It never derails unless I make it. I had wanted a switcher for some time, now I think I've got one. I will try to keep it in service as long as I can.
Cool, looks awesome together with its tender. The 9V engines are a little light, so I understand how pulling a lot of train cars can get problematic. The old 12V trains had extra weights so the trains could pull enormous amounts of cars... I have two very old layouts posted on my page as well as a 9V loco and a heavy duty mining caboose. Would you like to check them out? Steffen