A fairly quiet PlayDay last Sunday afternoon. Only five members present, until Allan and Ron arrived mid-afternoon, back from the Swiss Railway Society AGM in Derby. However, we got a good circuit up and working, and had a pleasant afternoon running trains. Dave was rivalling Paul for the longest goods train – but this one was American.
My son Michael had asked me to test run his birthday present, a Dapol ‘London Transport’ Pannier tank. These locos were the last standard gauge steam running outside of preserved lines, as they were around after the final BR steam runs in 1968. I also ran in my new Dapol Terrier. I couldn’t resist a blue, Kent & East Sussex Railway, one! Both locos ran very well out of the box, with a little lubrication.
Since the last meeting, I’d completed my fish train with a few insulated vans and three ‘Birds Eye’ container wagons. My Farish 31 managed this train with ease. The wagons are a bit of a mix for period, but the make an attractive train to run at a club night or show. I think I need to weather them a bit, or at least paint that white roof grey!