Bigmet wrote:CasperGriswoldBacon wrote:I have to admit for once i'm a bit jealous of anyone who's got their mitts on one of these. From the review I saw its a lovely loco even with a bit of an iffy front bogie and really looks the part...
I have a second hand report from a friend, who got to see one very recently running on the garden line of a new acquaintance. Everything to like in his opinion, and he is pretty critical. His observation: the track needs to be well laid as the clearance above the bogie frame to the body is pretty much scale, so it won't like any gradient when entering or on a curve, whether that's a small accidental dip or bump in the track or an intended gradient transition.
I am waiting with some interest the GWR 18000 gas turbine that Rails have commissioned from Heljan. That's similarly awkward, with wheeltops inside prominent fixed frames.
yeah from what I saw its a simple (perhaps too simple) screw from the bogie to the frame and to work properly it has to be almost loose. too tight and bad track and the weight will pull the bogie off. Seems pretty easy to bodge a fix though.