I received my "Alaska" BEEP over the weekend and all I can say is... OUTSTANDING!
The workmanship, paint job, performance (and even the packaging) is first rate. The little engine runs like a dream (even at slower speeds) and I can't get over how powerful it is! It had no problem pulling my 7-car train and I found it's performance going over FasTrack switches to be flawless. I'm extremely satisfied with my initial purchase from RMT and I look forward to acquiring additional pieces in the future (including the "Alaska" BUDDY I have on order.