Yep, you guessed it; this hasn't really turned into the running session I'd
I thought I'd mention that my J72 fleet has another 2 casualties taking the
number of working J72s to 0 / 5.
It's not as if they have a hard life, they spend all but a few days a year
in a cabinet, even then there's a lot to choose from.
My main source of irritation is that 3 of them are the supposedly better
The faults I've found are as follows:
2x Mainline LNER 681 split axles
Bachmann LNER 8680 probably gearbox problems
Bachmann LNER 2313 split centre axle
Bachmann LNER 2313 seems to burn off some oil moving slowly then stopped.
While I'll probably be able to fix the Bachmann ones, I can't help being
annoyed by the poor reliability.
The J13 was called upon, but to be honest this locomotive a bit on the
grotesque side and doesn't even run nicely.
The 0F 0-4-0 stopped when it was hot enough to nearly burn me. Chances are
it won't work either next time.
I think it's time there was a new LNER 0-6-0. I appreciate that there are
several out there already, but none of them really come up to scratch, most
are probably 30 years old.
- posted 15 years ago