Great show Andrew.
If my accounts of messing about in the garden sound like stories I reckon that's a result of pretty much learning to read on Thomas the Tank Engine books! I think there's still a part of me that thinks that if I'm useful enough the Fat Controller will give me my very own branch line... Or maybe that's what the (WH)WHR is??!
Unfortunately, the apples are pretty sour - nice in a crumble though...
Having been reminded by Peter's thread that I need to bring my buildings in for the winter, it seemed time to run the last passenger train of the year. It's a shoddy operation, but the (WH)WHR has some standards and prefers not to run passenger trains when there are no facilities for them...
I was keen to run the Baldwin again (I wanted to check that I hadn't killed the poor thing with the heavy apple train!), and went for a pair of closed carriages - it's too late in the year for opens!
Here's the train leaving Trefechan:
Catching the Autumn sunshine as it leaves the tunnel:
Climbing the bank, with the first fallen leaves evident:
At Clarach, with a dead tree providing Autumnal colour!
And heading back down the line again for the last time this year:
The (WH)WHR will be goods only until about Easter now. although it's unlikely that the locals will even notice, let alone complain...
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To celebrate the Forum's survival, and to assist in keeping the thing alive by providing some content, I thought I'd run a train today, and take a few photos. As it's "business as usual" round here, with no particular changes envisaged, I thought I'd go for the most ordinary train I could think of - Regner "Daisy" (probably the loco that appears most regularly on this thread) and a grotty mixed goods...
Here's the train heading up the bank:
Unfortunately, that one run was all it managed, because the loco's flywheel worked loose and brought it to a stuttering halt, but I managed a couple more runs with diesel No. 6:
That's very flattering, but I assure you you'd lose any envy you felt if you saw my little line! It's short, poorly maintained, and the operations are chaos... The camera really does lie in my case!
Actually, I think that's another reason I like to post on here - when I look back at the photos of past runs I completely forget about the derailments and technical glitches that accompanied them!
I for one love to see photos of your locos and rolling stock. As for your line, who care's if it maybe small. I would love to be able to run my locos and rolling stock on it.....
Shame about "Daisy" .....
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