Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Driving lesson

Sunday gave me a chance to have a go at driving the Motor Rail Simplex locomotive around the Fullers' railway. More complex than the Ruston - and more powerful and faster - it was a bigger challenge to get to grips with. The controls - handbrake, throttle, clutch pedal, reverser, and gearbox - were in different places and took some getting used to, but I got there in the end and made several circuits pulling fully loaded trains - before stalling it!

Roger explains the controls

I go for a ride to see how it's done

Success! Although no-one wanted to come for a ride on my first time around, I wonder why....

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