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Picked up my NKP 765 Berk from my soon-not-to be-so-local hobby shop today, just about in time to place it into the moving truck...

As others have reported:  Some assembly required.  I was about to tell them to send it back, but flopping around in the box were the front coupler, the attaching screw and one bearing insert for the pilot truck.  The other inset was loose on the truck but didn't fall out.

After repairing the pilot truck, we put it on the store's test track and it ran quite well:  Forward, backwards, smoke, chugs, bell, whistle and (unfortunately) crew talk all worked fine.

After the test run, I reinstalled the front coupler, tricky for an old fool performing without an Opti-Visor.  The uncoupling lever has to be removed to make room for the screwdriver, it's sort of a friction fit so it was a little tricky to remove and reinstall.

Anyhow...  The Legacy Berkshire is a very nice locomotive, a runner-up to the Y3.  Eventually I'll paint the handrails and maybe graphite the smokebox and firebox, although the gray is beginning to grow on me.  I wish I had time to play with it and do an in-dept review and (unfairly) compare it against a River Raisin model.  But, gotta do more packing...

Rusty

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
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