A smooth and powerful runner, our sample hauled 14 coaches with ease on level track. Peco Code 75 pointwork was negotiated repeatedly without a hitch, including a series of double slips and crossings. The solid performance comes from a five-pole motor within a heavy die-cast chassis, linked via drive shafts and gear towers to all six powered wheels. As with the prototype, the outer axles are unpowered pony trucks. Smooth running is also assisted by the arrangement of the bogies, which have a pivoted ‘floating’ inner bogie within the frames. This provides plenty of lateral and vertical movement to cope with uneven and tightly curved track. The axles themselves also have significant lateral play on their inside bearings, which should allow for conversion to ‘EM’ or ‘P4’.