Running samples of the striking OO Gauge Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods’!
The running capabilities and subsequent pulling power are an important feature of this popular freight locomotive and it doesn’t disappoint. A video showing this off expected soon. Seven unique models to be produced DCC Ready and DCC Sound.
Watch a video of the sample running below:
Rapido's Jones Goods has the usual high specification you’d expect from a Rapido model:
- Lots of fine detail
- Sprung buffers
- Smooth and powerful mechanism
- NEM coupler pockets
- Firebox flicker
- High quality paint finish
- Factory-fitted sound speaker
Although they’re often called ‘Jones Goods’ after Highland Chief Engineer David Jones, it was his Chief Draughtsman, David Anderson Hendrie, who proposed that the railway could benefit from the 4-6-0 wheel arrangement that was becoming common in other countries.
The result was the first 4-6-0 design to run in Britain. Sharp Stewart of Glasgow delivered all 15 during 1894. The last was withdrawn in 1940 but the LMS saved pioneer No. 103, which, having worked railtours in the 1960s, is now on display in Glasgow's Riverside Museum.