Best bit is the 5 1/2hp electric start diesel engine under the bonnet - set the throttle, press down on the decompressor, crank it over and you're away. The smell and sound is just right - industrial narrow gauge in miniature!
Transmission is by the standard Eaton infinitely variable hydraulic drive. There's a pair of horns mounted up at the front, the headlight is not currently connected, although it doesn't look like it would take a great deal to illuminate.
Paintwork is reasonable, with some scuffing to the bodywork, one axlebox bearing cover is missing. Whilst entirely usable as is, it wouldn't be a big job to repaint the cab, bonnet and tender body completely, turning it into a very smart outfit.
There's some video here of John concentrating on not running off the end of the track and totalling Barry's car. He reports the sit-in tender comfortable, with sufficent leg and foot space for his six foot five and size thirteens.
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|
|length/inches||40 + 34|
|weight/kg||est 200 with tender|
|reverser type||Eaton transmission|