Today at the Whitwell and Reepham Model Railway Exhibition I was given 10 minutes to Examine and run a prototype Accurascale DS88. WOW – yes please – at least two. Very Special thanks to Helen and Anne from GEM for the chance to run the prototype on Little Sefton.
I took these photos when I had a photo session on my O Gauge layout Little Sefton a couple of weeks ago – somehow I missed these. Both need weathering before going into service.
Here we have some BR(S) Locos posed on my Dark Lane Layout. Although Dark Lane is a DCC layout, I do use it as a Photo Plank to Photograph non fitted Locos. Below are some of the photos taken this morning.
This a J15 lightly weathered – I have had this Loco for about 15 years – it used to run on my long retired Hobbs Lane Layout. It will move to my latest O gauge steam shed Mission Road when it is finished.
Here are another pair of Locos posed on the famous daily freight. These are O gauge Locos weathered and detailed.
Here we have two Hill N7/3’s – one fully weathered and the other just out of works in immaculate condition. I never weather all my locos and always leave about one in ten as ex works. I remember this in the mid/late 50’s when I was a lad – sadly by the early sixties most engines were in an awful state, even the early diesels!
The Little Sefton Daily Freight today is Norwich based J50 – 68905. It usually was on Loco release work at Thorpe Station – but escaped for the trip down to Little Sefton, my O Gauge Layout.
This is D2212. A Great Yarmouth based Loco used to run on the Quay beside the River Yare. This is a converted white metal kit with an etched brass cab.
After a photo session yesterday with Little Sefton, the above locos were posed and photographed. All have been weathered to varying degrees.
I have recently sold some more of my OO steam Locos. All have been renumbered, had the first BR logo added and weathered, ranging from light to medium. All these locos visited Cambridge during the early – mid fifties.
BR STD Class 4 tank