This is the third part in the Tale of Ghosts from Locoyard Past, following from the last post. Today we look at long since departed tender-drive models. In the 1980’s through to the 90’s; tender drive models were the norm in the mainstream model market.
The performance of the tender drive models varied, but rarely if ever were they as accomplished as modern loco-drive models.
Although they were often capable of hauling heavy loads, tender-drive models’ power range and controllable speeds were often a little limited.
That said, they were not terrible models and were tough, so much so many of them have been resurrected (albeit with more modern loco-drive motors) in Hornby’s Railroad range.
There is one more part left in the tale, so as ever, stay tuned for more!