Whilst playing trains this evening, I had a little bit of a mishap! I looked away from 5682 Trafalgar with 8 bogies Staniers in tow to attend to 46106 Gordon Highlander. Next thing I know there is a loud 'clunk' and when I look over Trafalgar is lying on its side. This is strange, I thought, nothing has ever come off in that area of track, a rather straight stretch about 200' from the Sturminster down platform. This is what I found!
I made some measurements of the beetle, it was a scale 6' long, 4' high and 4' at its widest point. I was unable to get a weight as I didn't have scales that measured under 1 gram. It's too short to be a hippo, so what animal in nature could have this affect on a real train?