Packed in the van, ready for the off
Charlie's prototype, the straight from the box and my fiddled with Bagnalls
An Insley made CWR Fletcher Jennings
Another of Charlie's locos on a goods train
Also making a guest appearance on the layout were three locos built in the 1960s by Huw Jones. Lovely things they were too. The Baldwin was made from one of 10 kits produced by the London area Group of the FR society in 1966, although on a slightly more recent chassis it happily pottered up and down.
Two years younger than me and in better condition
With some of it's own wagons
Static exhibit but actually my favourite of the three
A familiar looking loco
On the Sunday I was joined by Martin Hallet for a while and he took over the reins for a while while I wandered about the rest of the show trying not to spend any money... largely successfully.
Martin in action
That rarity - the public
Still enjoying the fiddle yard
Finished but unpainted
This left me with the remains of the PECO van and the duckets from the VoR van... hmm. I'd always thought that having the duckets in the middle of the van looked odd so I decided to rearrange the PECO van.
With new ducket and added microstrip panel
Ready for some top coat
Arnold Lane Wharf had an outing at the rather good but tiny, Borth y Gest show. It behaved itself very well and fitted in the 'Up!'. It wouldn't have done with the attached proscenium arch which houses the lights so I took a saw to the uprights and made it a bolt on fitting. The whole process of setting it up still only takes about 20 minutes and it will be easier to store too.
I wanted to get the PECO van ready in time for this event and it was finished in the paint shop just in time. I have some transfers to add but they didn't make it.
Paul with his famous smile
The whole show
A blast from the past with an excellent display of Lone Star 000 gauge