Making good progress with the bubble cars. A second wagon is complete, and more wagons and cars are under way. Hopefully, they will be completed by next weekend. The most time consuming bit is the transfers for the LOWFIT’s. They are tiny…..
But to start this Potpourri, a possible load that might raise a few eyebrows? I thought this must be American, but the surroundings look more European. They do seem to be well supported by a frame to stop them rattling about!
Slightly less ambitious, but should get plenty of comment? May be tricky to use at speed????
This picture was taken long before the last one – even before the first world war. An LSWR X2 class at Salisbury. It must be early in the 20th century, as the “&” in LSWR was dropped in later years. Adams designed some beautiful locomotives, and the cleaners in the photograph have done a good job on it.
Keeping the LSWR (and Adams) theme, an O2 on the mainland (before its IOW exile) in 1910.
Another O-4-4T, an SECR ‘H’ class parked at Three Bridges – another pretty little locomotive that was useful and long-lived.
Drummond’s L12 class 4-4-0 in 1955. A development of the famous T9 class, these were solid locomotives, but offered no great advantage over the T9’s, that outlived them.
Beauty and the beast? A Merchant Navy class in original air-smoothed form, and Maunsell’s first diesel shunter for the Southern Railway.
Two Southern Railway carriages. An LSWR saloon, and a Southern GPO coach. Elegant designs.
Finally, Accurascale are producing this lovely GER ‘Buckjumper’ in OO. Please could they do one in ‘N’? One of my favourite locomotives (even better than a Terrier,) and I’ll probably buy one anyway.