I like those french steam locomotives. The French had their own style (little on the abstract side just like their cars) and their steam locomotives were very handsome.I have long had an interest in French Railways but was not impressed by offerings from the usual manufacturers of French trains.
My usual model shop is an agency for the new firm REE and after seeing their models I decided to go with them and convert my current layout to a continental style.
This is one of three locos I have , a 141 which is in usual terms a 2-8-2 or Mikado.
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The loco has DCC sound, synchronized puffing smoke , Cylinder drain steam and the linkage to the feed water pump and the speedometer are there.
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The tender has Briquettes as well as coal as per prototype.
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As a bonus it came with a train !
I have disposed of a lot of my other items but have kept some of my favorites such as my Hiawatha collection and my U.P. Turbines of which I have all examples except the coal burning version.
But this arrived this morning.
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