I knew that Paul but I still find the very idea of sending out a single 25 on a hefty train of bogie stone hoppers amazing to this day and I saw the thing every single day as a kid!
25’s are interesting beasts
An ex-works rat sounds identical to a scrap rat, they always sound knackered.
Looking at them, ive never seen a rat that didnt look like it was about to fall apart.
And two rats climbing out of Manchester Victoria sounds like a cacophony.
Ive never seen a rat that couldnt pull its weight, I had a railtour with 12 on once, between Bolton and Manchester, but it did die when it got to Victoria.
Fantastic machines, beaten with the ugly stick & twice fried but stil a really great ride.https://youtu.be/bGzFIbo4ozo
- not my video but i was on this train, they did Lickey incline.
Indeed the only problem with the models, is weathering isnt enough, they need dents, dings, holes and lots of patching and rust to look authentic.
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