Monday, 19 November 2012

... and In the Open

A few engines have been in the workshop recently for painting, weathering, numbering, detailing, performance optimisation, etc. The two closest to completion needed a test run on a longer track than I have indoors, so here they are!

The "Standard 5" 73054 has been modelled on photographs taken on the day she hauled me (and others) from Evercreech Junction to Bournemouth (West) (see previous post). She still has a few jobs awaiting, including fitting the front steps.

The diesel unit, known as a "class 121", has just been fitted with new wheels, as the flanges on the original wheels were so deep that they rattled along the rail chairs.

BR standard class 5 4-6-0 no. 73054 runs down the railway straight.

73054 further along the railway straight.

A diesel unit, cascaded from Paddington suburban services, on the quarry bank.

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