Bought this recently for a bargain price expecting it to be average at best... I could not have been more wrong ! This is a recent release from Bachmann that comes with DCC and is also DC compatible, it has lights and comes with Bachmanns own knuckle couplers which are a bit big... I had some spare Mchenry couplers which are a straight swap (as seen in the photo's).
The little switcher runs very well on both DC and DCC (no switch - self detecting) and was very quiet. Runs smoothly over Peco insulfrog points and will easily cope with a 9" radius. Haulage isn't great, about 5x 50' box cars on the level which isn't bad and not far off the real thing. The body work has fine detailing and very delicate handrails, so it needs to be carefully handled !
Overall - A great little switcher for bashing stock around in the yard, my only gripe is the steep RRP and the slightly oversize couplings.
My Rating - 9/10