A pair of Bagnalls sitting on Topsy
CurryOne of the best things, if not the best thing about gong to Birmingham for a couple of nights is the proximity to marvellous Indian resteraunts. We took full advantage of this and spent two delightful evenings in the Polash in Coleshill which I would heartily recommend... mmm...
Anyway, apart from the fantastic curry it was delightful to see the Heljan L&B locos in virtually finished form. The news seems to be that they will be ready and will arrive with us in February.
Here I am holding one, sadly I had to give it back.
There were three on the Heljan stand and PECO had one on display too. Having had one in my grubby little mitts I can confirm that they have a decent weight to them and look brilliant. I had previously convinced myself that a Southern one was what I needed to go with my PECO SR coaches but now, having seen the L&B livery too I can't decide.
I tried to keep my wallet unopened but failed in this ambition, I came home with three rather nice little wagons, a coach and some bits and bobs which will partly be used to modify my new Bagnall.
The coach and wagons
I now have a small rake of these coaches, not sure why as they don't really go with anything else I have but I like them.
The wagons with Sphinx
I think this might turn out to be quite a fun little layout and I have already spent more than a few happy minutes watching a train wander round and round.