- 10 Jul 2013
After a 3 month wait, I've finally got my hands on the new live steamer from Mamod.
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I haven't timed it yet. The last runs were in very windy conditions with lots of adjustments to the gas / regulator controls to find the best settings. I will time it when conditions are right.Very nice. Good to see it runs at a sensible speed as well.
How long does it run for on one fill of the gas and water please?
Yes, the downside of the loco is the rather crude riveted construction of the bodywork. On the plus side the steam and gas lines and components are good quality and well fitted with no leaks anywhere. So hopefully it will be a good workhorse rather than a "shelf queen". I'm planning on adding nameplates and a driver figure for starters and as you say ripe for upgrading.That's a great-looking little loco, just crying out for some finishing touches to 'bring it up' a notch.