|"Black 5" no. 44932 thunders under Haynes Bridge ...|
|... under the signal gantry ...|
|... and past our garden on its way to Bristol.|
With the real train gone, we got down to the serious business of testing the garden railway, on which I had spent a few hours yesterday reversing some of the ravages of winter.
|Lucy watches as a train runs over the length of track she has just cleaned.|
Never one to miss an opportunity, I dug out a Black 5 similar to the real one that had passed by earlier.
|"Black 5" no. 44762 bursts out of the garden tunnel.|
|"Black 5" no. 44762 rattles across the garden viaduct.|
And finally, the new quarry shunter, an Andrew Barclay 14" 0-4-0ST built from a kit of parts, was given a thorough test run - and passed with flying colours!
|No. 1 simmers at the bottom of the quarry.|
|No. 1 thunders up the short, steep (1 in 14) incline out of the quarry with a single wagon.|