Tuesday, 15 February 2011

K1 On Test

Our Backwoods K1 isn't just pretty lining job, it moves as well. Here's a shot of it being tested on the rolling road.

Having been lined last week the model has now been given a coat of satin varnish and you may be able to see it's not as shiny in the picture.

For the first time since the kit was put together (about 5 years ago) the two power bogies have been wired together which should improve its running. Being
0-4-0's and not having the benefit of a big lump of white metal body above them, the power units sometimes struggled over pointwork on the layouts. Now with all eight wheels picking up and feeding power to both motors there should be less need for a finger prod or a thump on the baseboard to get it moving again.

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