The Locomotive received it's NZ boiler certificate and has been track tested at Tauranga. Initial results are excellent, showing a stable locomotive that does not porpoise (thanks to the hidden adjustable spring suspension and good balancing) and steams incredibly well thanks to the duplex steel boiler. It steams so well on regular coal that the door had to be kept open for some of the time to prevent the safety from lifting, firing it will take more getting used to. This will be a very powerful locomotive able to pull many people or freight.
The only issue was a tight side clearance on one of the crossheads, which has now been corrected.
We'll have some video on the way this coming weekend, in the mean time here are some of the photos we have added to a new gallery.