That's good news! by the way, SantaFeFan is Lionel's CTO.
I was expecting to hear from you in the U.S. by now.
I can tell you that Thomas is sturdy and has withstood a lot of abuse from my grandson for 2 1/2 years. I have had to replace some parts, buffers and smoke stack and cover, eye mech bracket, but he is a very useful engine.