Because I grew up in the days of King Coal and was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne it's not surprising that
I fancied a few of these new coal hoppers. They didn't last too long in the required sector, but were used
for many other products, even sugar beet ?
In my opinion a super little kit, very little to complain about and I'm currently running 2 without any decals.
Must road test before finishing, partially while trying to decide what loads to add, be it sand, coal, iron ore,
sugar beet. The load will help regarding the very light weight, with nowhere to add much invisible ballast.
They weigh in at 11.06 grams, with a shred of lead in the voids behind the buffers I've reached 12.46 grams.
Much to my surprise one in lightest form was able to pull 33 wagons around my garage layout that has some
1st radius curves. A bonus from trying to run my stock in it's lightest reliable condition, having said that the
Bachmann 3F Jinty couldn't pull the train, but a Hornby J94 could !!.
Seen in a much shorter train :-