LocoYard has very kindly given me access to this blog to do blog posts on the various things I am up to. So today being the 75th anniversary of the Mallards speed record for steam of 125.88mph I thought it would be appropriate to get my Hornby Mallard to take on the Brookes Castle Power Test. The test is nothing to technical its just to see how many coaches the locomotive can pull around the track before it starts struggling and slipping or the case of the Mallard de-railing. The record is currently 22 coaches held by the Hornby 5042 Winchester Castle.
She might be the fastest steam locomotive in the world but is her model one of the most powerful?
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