Well, Chrissy was excellent. Good food, the family around and presents that were well directed. Shame about the flu that was about. The Hornby Dublo presents were an 0-6-2 GWR tank loco. This is a re-paint but on a genuine GWR chassis. Wonderful condition and a very good runner. The other loco was a City of London by Wrenn converted to 3 rail. Again it is in excellent condition with no marks on it at all. A very good runner but with the normal problem of getting through some of the points – not a concern. The third Dublo present was a Through Station, bridge and loading guage. Very good condition, won from Peter Davies on ebay and in my opinion a bit of a bargain, but don’t tell him. I have posted pictures of these items on the New Layout album. I also have a number of great pictures of some of the older locomotives which I will post soon as I think that they are an improvement on those already in the gallery. I also have posted a picture of 80033 which was the subject of an earlier acquisition.
The track testing continues and is now nearly there but still with the 2-6-4T’s showing a tendency to de-rail the front bogie.