My postman was busy this morning, bringing me not one but three parcels.
See another thread re the contents of the second and third parcels, but this was the first I opened -
which was reverently taken upstairs, the layout switched to DC operation with my trusty Gaugemaster -
And later posing with her big Sister -
The well-educated among you will spot the glaring error on the loco, but it doesn't concern me too much.
Needless to say, she ran straight out of the box and ran faultlessly at slow speed round my loft, traversing about half a dozen points without faltering - so this loco may not need a Stay-Alive?
Then, being a hard task-master, I hung a dozen wagons from a certain modelling concern behind her and repeated the performance with equally good results.
I kept hanging them on until she was moving 25 without too much strain - my 2 foot curves did cause a bit of slipping, but once she was happily under way, she just romped along.
If someone will give me tuition in uploading video, you can have a (very bad) bit of her on twenty wagons at slow speed.
Great piece of work and worth waiting for.