It’s important to note this is the first hand assembled version of the model, and there was no facility to see it running. A quick look at the chassis, and subject to confirmation, the pick ups look like they are a split axle with insulated axle bearings. The core chassis block is metal and the model has a reasonable weight for its size. DCC sound, again subject to confirmation will have a cab location for a small iPhone type speaker.
An O gauge sample has also arrived but wasn’t available to look at. No delivery date of both types is available, but with both scale EP’s having been produced, they are clearly well underway.