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PDK 72xx Haulage test on Hinton Parva

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GWMark

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I've done a bit more work on my 72xx, steps have been added, vacuum pipes, smoke box door and a coupling loop. So I thought it was time to see if it would pull anything. So it went back to Hinton Parva tonight, I borrowed the coal rake normally pulled by one of the two Garretts at exhibition and off it went.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqXNVKTKNzM

 

 

It seemed to manage with the 68 loaded coal trucks, but did have a bit of wheel slip if not driven with care. Still a bit more work to do before it is ready for painting, but it is getting closer.

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I'll believe you about there being 68, it seemed like more!

 

I suspect that the real thing had wheelslip if not driven carefully with a load on like that.

 

 

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It is rather scrummy! Like strawberries and cream!

 

Regards,

 

Nick

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