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It's a model of 700 - a Permanent Way inspection vehicle.


It's an EM50 unit, which IE use / used to use.


I 'think' the donor is HO, but it makes a decent rendition of an IE vehicle :)


Still in use Stephen and should be doing a tour of the IE network over the next few weeks,

It's known as the Track recording vehicle,it has onboard measuring equipment which detects any cracks or faults with the track,

Yes the HO version certainly makes a decent rendition of the real thing-and a great track cleaner in those awkward places on the layout.

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I have one that I got for ten or twelve quid a while back. He says it's a 'good runner' in the current ad, which is surprising, as they're generally a bit graunchy, with plastic gears. Every axle ( and there's eight ) does pick up and it can be made to run fairly well with a bit of care, but the gears will always be floppy. The blue windows don't do it any favours, but are easily changed. There is a central light, which is 'ducted' to the lamps at either end.

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