A nice boom. Quite different than it's cousin that's un-motorized.
I'll wrap up by saying I am looking forward to more operating standard gauge freight from MTH.
While the controls could use some styling, their functionality is sound. The rest of the car does a very good job of approximating what an operating car would look like if this had been built 80 years ago.
I am anxious to see what standard gauge operators stick this behind on their pike. I am also anxious to see what this will look like in further incarnations from MTH. This isn't for everyone, especially for people on a budget that want to approximate Lionel standard gauge (from the classic period) exactly. Purists probably won't like this. I like it though, just because it is something different and because MTH had the guts to try a project that is unique.
It does have some serious imagination though, I am looking forward to hoisting some naughty flatcars out of ravines. Maybe a #6 will find its' way to the magnet if it keeps coming off the track.
If this is the kind of operating car we have to look forward to from MTH, I am really looking forward to Mike's catalog coming up in the next two weeks. Nice job to the TCA and MTH!