You guys have been really responsive AND helpful. Thanks. I appreciate the explanation of the Proto-Coupler from GUNRUNNERJOHN (cool handle BTW). Yes, Gilly, it should be a great puller. It must weigh 9-10 pounds! I don’t think I wanna know about the “Three Clanks of Death.” I believe it IS the green battery, Tony H. David, I need one of those streamlined Hudsons you spoke of. I like Hudsons and anything STREAMLINED! I’m using Lionel’s Legacy System. I honestly don’t know how compatible it is with modern MTH electronics. That’s one reason why I didn’t mind buying an older model. I knew it would be operated conventionally. Please, chime in if you operate PS3 with a Legacy System.
The one thing that bothers me, is that nobody mentioned the DREADFUL casting. Does this mean it’s normal for MTH? Was the issue ignored because there isn’t anything that could be done? Has anyone seen such a rough casting on their MTH models?