K Class Engineering Sample on Running Trials at Caulfield:
The K class engineering sample arrived from the factory the day Eureka left for the Caulfield exhibition. This did not allow time for even a quick coat of paint so running trials had to be undertaken naked. The locomotive spent several hours running on the "Kilmore East" layout where by all reports it did not miss a beat. The rest of the weekend the sample was on public display.
The sample has now gone for serious measurement and checking after which it will receive a coat of paint and undergo more running and load tests.
A complete model incorporating any corrections and including sound is expected by the end of 2012 and the factory has been advised that the target delivery date is third quarter, 2013.