... the newly acquired one, that is...
A quick run light engine, to try and get a feel for the controls:
... Numerous unexplained derailments told me that all was not right with the wheel gauging - sure enough, it was a little under-gauge, but we soon put that right! Then a quick top-up of water and gas, and on to some passenger hauling duties:
... and finally, some goods work:
Not a bad little runner, once I'd gotten used to the controls. The reverser mechanism is different to my Lady Anne, and is less accessible. So I stuck to radio control today - the down-side of which was that taking pics of it running was something of a challenge. When up to pressure, she strolled away up my newly-reduced incline with 9 wagons on, and I would say plenty steam enough to haul more if I had them. I am officially: happy!
Fat Controller of the S&CGR