Yes, The ASTER SNCF 232 U1 is a real 4 cylinder compound locomotive. Some consider it the best ASTER locomotive. Mine is an excellent runner, it could easily pull a longer train on a longer track. My track is only 30 meter so I normally stick to 4 of 5 coaches.
Thanks Fred, a beautiful train and good to see that delicate Amati coach out for run. The Aster PLM Pacific's have a great exhaust sound, so maybe next time back off the music a bit more so we can hear it a little better. A good video as usual anyway and I did also like your recent video's on all the metal CIWL cars with good information on the differences.