The only difference here between Bull Frog Snot and traction tires is the mechanical requirements to replace the TT's. If Bull Frog Snot wears out... and I haven't seen it do that... yet. I can simply open the bottle use a toothpick to apply some more to the aging tire and I'm ready to go. I haven't had to quarter the drivers and running gear to replace those dreaded TT's. Or take the Big Bear Dam thing apart. I'm sick and tired of playing Mr. Fix It. I won't defend traction tires or sign off on them as being essential. Not while this heart in me continues to beat. You can and I will respect your choice. It's all about choices. I will leave you to discern what it is you want to put up with. Do me a favor though. Don't start with me by saying with in a whiney voice, "Those traction tires are a good thing". I put up with them by far longer then I should have. I suspect I'm not alone on this issue. In case you missed it the first time, I have no love lost for TT's. A poor man's excuse for a good running locomotive. New Years Resolution: To remove all traction tires off of... every locomotive I own and replace them with Bull Frog Snot. Ok guys now you can have at me and rip me a knew one. :frustrated: :startled::teeth: Russell, I really like the video. Can you run the camera and FEF3 closer together so we can see the action of the side rods? I hate photographing black locomotives as the light around them causes the camera to open the F stops to wide, allowing to much light in. Washing out the detail. I want to count rivets. Looking mighty nice. George, You don't have to fight it but your CFO and budget limitations can do the job for you. Grin!