Morning all, I was looking at a Bachmann Christmas train the other day at the local Hobbytown and started wondering. I think but am not sure that it is part of the Heavy Haulers line. I am planning to do the Christmas train again this year at a local hotel and wondered about using this for that application. A couple of questions come to mind. First, what is the sharpest radius this 4-6-0 locomotive can handle reliably? The track layout changes each year but in the past has included a couple of very tight radius curves. I've used two axle Eggliners with good results for motive power and four axle flatbed cars in the consist and they handle these curves easily. I suspect a 4-6-0 would not stay on such tight rails but am I wrong? Second issue is durability. This train will operate about 18 hours a day for 32 days for roughly 575 hours or about 1700 miles. I use metal wheelsets on the cars and they show reasonable wear but are going into their third year of this use without concerns. A single Eggliner will run for about 850 hours before needing serious work, mostly a new motor. Will this 4-6-0 give similar or better service or will I wear it out after 100 hours or so? The price for the new set is pretty good, under $250. I would hope the transformer would operate properly over a long days use without overheating but I can test that. Has anyone got experience with this set? We have a couple of Bachman 4-6-0 locos on battery power but they don't see nearly this much use in a year, probably 20 hours of run time in a season. An alternative is to either continue using Eggliners (I have several) or repaint an Aristo Little Critter which would probably work on the tight curves and which I have NIB. My Dad thinks I am nuts for going to all the trouble of set up and and maintenance not to mention wear and tear but I enjoy it, don't ever use this trackpower equipment elsewhere anyway, and it shows model railroading in a good light to literally thousands of kids and adults. Opinions or past experience is appreciated. Thanks. Rick H.