During August and September 2011, some additional test runs took place, again at the track of Rading Spoor.
Things are imporving, but sometimes it is two steps forward, and 1 step backwards.
Raising steam is not so difficult anymore, but keeping a bright fire sometimes still is.
During the last two runs, the locomotive used a lot of steam during the running, resulting in fast drops of pressure. Also the water supply in the tanks was not enough to complete a trip around the track !
This needs to be investigated still.
During the last weeks, also time was spent on the braking mechanism for the locomotive, but with the current speed of the locomotive no brakes are required. :-).
This is the movie compiled of these last test runs: