A fairly quiet club evening – and sorely missing the Cha(I)rman’s tea making expertise. But there were some interesting trains on view. Derek ran this Peco Jubilee and Dapol Gresley coaches. A mismatch in both time and region, but a most attractive train. The Peco Jubilee still stands up well against more modern models in detail and performance.
Paul occupied all the outer tracks with a range of Japanese bullet trains. And it looked a bit like the tropical bird enclosure at the zoo – a wide range of exotic colours on view!!
Peter was running a Channel Tunnel shuttle service. You don’t often see these CJM ‘Le Shuttle’ locomotives…..
Whilst t’other Peter continued the French theme with this lovely Co-Co locomotive and coaches. French locomotives of this era all seemed to have this distinctive cab shape. I recall reading the Meccano Magazine as a kid, and seeing the advert for the Hornby-Acho French Bo-Bo with similar lines. (Now this dates me…..)
Can’t remember where this came from, so apologies for any copyright. A clever bit of Photoshopping, or could it be the prototype for Graham’s roll-up fiddle yard?
And I borrowed these two pictures from RMweb. An EPB unit in BR blue, but still with an original LSWR axlebox cover, pre-1923. The Southern Railway certainly didn’t waste much!