I get that... but, what happens when I back up? The light cars do not handle switches very well especially if I forget to position it correctly
They ain't gonna' handle it any better at the front of the train, just cause more problems. The sad fact is, you will have difficulty backing up a 50 car train many times, especially through switches. I put together a 54 car tank train and it worked fine and backed up well too. Then I did the same thing with boxcars, and it didn't go nearly as well when backing up.