If any of you are contemplating using a 249mm radius curve on your layout, I was testing some locomotives this AM to see which ones will work in the industrial area of a module I am building. Anyway, here is the info: 1. Model Power 2-8-2 Mikado, will negotiate the turn, but NOT pull a car behind it, due to the tender mounted coupler. 2. Kato 2-8-2 D51 [Japanese Mikado] Handled the turn and cars easily. [note; it still has the truck mounted Rapido coupler] 3. Bachmann 2-8-0 Consolidation, handled the curve and cars easily 4. Bachmann 4-4-0 American, didn't even notice the curve 5. Atlas RS1, handled the curve and cars easily 6. Lifelike GP18, Handled cars and curve smoothly 7. Lifelike SW9, duh, zipped right through 8. Backmann Docksider, made it easily Have a couple more locos en route, so will add to this when they arrive. I cannot imagine the new Bachmann 4-8-4 handling this, as my ancient one from the 80s would not run on these radius back then. And an ancient Minitrix 2-6-0 is on the way, so we will see on that one.