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QUOTE (upnick @ 11 Jun 2008, 20:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Mike,

Goedel is right a little more weight in the tender might help with traction, i have found weight sold as fish tank weights in your local petshop/aquarium used for holding down plants help and are cheap.

Isn't the V2 a loco-mounted motor?
 

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QUOTE (goedel @ 12 Jun 2008, 12:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello Edwin,

Alas no, that bit of technology still hasn't made it across the Channel for tender locomotives for some reason. Even Dapol's latest Q? steam locomotive is tender driven I think...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong though!

Kettles aren't my thing, but I think I know the following:

- All the Poole-developed Farish tender locomotives re-released after the Bachmann takeover were and still are loco drive.

- The first new design of Bachmann Farish tender loco was the V2, with inauthentic skirts between boiler and running board to conceal the drive, particularly obvious on the LNER green version.

- Possibly in response to criticism, Bachmann Farish have adopted tender drive for the Jubilee, much better received I believe.

- The Dapol Q1 has a tender motor driving the loco wheels via cardan shaft through the cab, as does the Dapol 9F and the new Ixion Manor.

- The Peco Collett has tender drive.
 
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