Hi All, Progress on my layout, "Irgendwo in Prussia" (somewhere in Prussia!) has been glacial I'm afraid. Mum-in-law being terminally ill, dad-in-law not much better, business steady and helping out with my club - all contribute and take their toll. However, I'm finally making progress on rolling stock, may I introduce certain items on here? I've recently completed a large amount of horse trading with an old friend that sees me acquire much of his Prussian stock in exchange for my Bavarian stock, not to mention some reading matter. Here is my 'new' Trix T3 along with some Fleischmann coaches; CC my very good friend Doug and seen on his layout, "Alte Rinkham". Apparently, the T3 originated between 1881 and 1910 and on the Prussian railways, they numbered some 1345 examples in total. This particular version (431 examples) was built between 1895 and 1905, the Fleischmann version (which I also have!) only numbered 52 copies. There are only some quite minor differences between the two types, mainly around the water tank. This loco should be capable of hauling a good 36 axles on the flat, this one may need some attention as it seemed distressed at pulling more than 10 axles and very little up Dougies 3% slopes! It squealed at trying such a grade so was hurriedly assigned to a flat route. Despite that, I am very pleased with it although I have read that it's rigid chassis (for which, I have a cunning plan) causes hesitation, it ran smoothly enough, only baulking at occasional dirty spots which were soon rectified. Hopefully, I can show more items as time goes on? Cheers, John.