Evening all, I've mentioned here in the past that I normally do a Christmas train as part of a display at a hotel/conference center locally. I've done it for five years now and have bumped into an unexpected problem. My locomotives are not holding up. The first two years I used Egg Liners that were in new condition and had been painted to suit the purpose. Both did very well but with run times of about 15-18 hours a day for 30 days it began to wear them excessively. I rebuilt one of them at least enough to get another season from it and it still runs well. I also found a good deal on a Little Critter at the convention a few years ago. This was also painted into a Christmas loco and ran great until it didn't in 2016, then it was back to an Eggliner. My question then is what would make a good locomotive that will be used about one month a year and will be able to hold up for about 1200 miles of running? I always check this train closely for problems and general maintenance so if it starts to fail I will be able to replace it quickly. It needs to be able to pull about five flat cars during this time and must be able to handle some very tight curves due to space limitation. Colors don't matter as it will be repainted for use as Christmas train. For what it is worth, the cars in this train were decorated and first used in 2012 and after many hours of running with basic maintenance they show no signs of wear. Anyway, it's something I enjoy each year but need to find a new loco. Ideas? Thanks. Rick H.