Category Archives: 2743

Loco Excess


Unrealistically large number of locomotives in Wychminster station, as seen by a passing pigeon. The line is obviously not worked on the one engine-in-steam principle.

2357 in the goods yard


2357 shunting in the goods yard. Still haven’t painted that coupler and I’ve just noticed, after owning this loco for about ten years, that it’s missing its buffer beam number as per GWR practise. Another little job.

Building Walls


A bit more scenery completed with a stone wall joining the bridge to the engine shed area. The wall is made of bought-in plaster castings, glued together with PVA adhesive and spray painted in grey car primer and then washed with four or five coats of black, light brown, dark brown, yellow and green. A bit of scatter to finish it off. It’s supposed to be Cotswold stone in colour but I think it has more affinity with Yorkshire. Can’t win them all.

Yet another shed shot!


Yet another shot of engines on shed. Will try and do better next time.

7810 and 2743 posing in the sun. 7810 is employed on the Wychminster-Southampton services, taking turns with 4365. 2743 is usually employed as station pilot and on transfer freights to Evesham and Worcester.

Parcel/Milk Train Arriving


3714, ‘City of Gloucester’ runs into Wychminster with a mixed parcels and milk empties train (and some bananas). 4510 and 2743 on shed.

In the Goods Yard

In the Goods Yard

2743 shunting the APOC tank wagon in the goods yard.

4365 Again

4365 Again

4365 seen from the goods yard at the head of a Cheltenham local with 2743 on shed. As I have a fairly low backdrop, the sky has, as usual, been roughly filled in with Photoshop.

Group of Three

Group of Three

3714, ‘City of Gloucester’ on the shed road, 2743 on the shed loop and 1334 running back from the turntable.

2743 meets 4815

2743 meets 4815

2743 on the shed road and 4815 on the shed loop. Still a bit of work to be done on the water crane and the coal stage.

Shed Road

Shed Road

2743 on the shed road. The water tank has moved yet again and is now beyond the signal box. This area of the layout has progressed a lot over the last few weeks but it is still the little things that need attention – the water crane needs distressing and a hose, the ground around the buildings needs finishing, particularly to hide the watermark from when the ballast was glued down and I’m not happy with the painting of the coaling stage. Onwards.