Was it running at a realistic speed for an express diesel type, as there has been concern about the speed range, due to the DJ Models Class 71 having a low top speed, when pulling a coach load, due to the coreless motor used or the gearing system. DJ Models are building the D600 using a similar motor/drive system as the Class 73
It was running on the High Wycombe and District MRS layout Hinton Parva all 32ft x 10ft of it and hauling a full rake as part of our sequence. She effortlessly and a full range of speeds, with plenty of power in reserve I can assure you. I thank the guys at Kernow for letting us have a play and give the EP a good running in session for all 15 hours of the show (as we started running our sequence 30 mins before opening each day)
As many will know I am not a Western man (we had the Bulleid diesel running too which kept me happy) but by all accounts she, like the Bulleid, ran well with no issues over power, haulage capability or running qualities.
The big Warship looked good running at the Peterborough show today, thanks to the guys on Hinton Parva for letting me have a close view of it and the Bulleid 1co-Co1. Both look very good and were hauling fair sized trains. I am still trying to find a reason for having a third one on an Eastern Region layout.
Clive, It was a pleasure to let you have a closer look at the D600 and the Bulleid Diesel, I did wonder, as you were describing your building exploits, if it was you I was speaking to!
Anyway a few pictures as requested...