4815 on the autotrain to Evesham and 4510 hauling a Southern Railway banana van and a B Set on a Cheltenham service. The tree shadows on the scenic backdrop remind me that I must sort the layout’s lighting out.
4510 on the south side of the road bridge, waiting at the head of the stock for the milk train. It will draw this stock forward into the platform loop, back it out onto the main line then forward again into the main platform stopping short of the crossover. The engine will then run round the train to position itself on the other end ready for departure. A complicated manouvere brought about by a lack of stock storage on the down side of the station, the only siding being occupied by the carriages visible in the distance.
Almost a full house of Wychminster locomotives – 4510, 3399 and 2357 on shed; 4815 on the Evesham autotrain in the bay; 3714 on an express to Birmingham in the main; 7792 with a brake van in the goods yard.
4510 poses on a section of newly ballasted track. The grass/grit join on the baseboard has been camouflaged with lichen and other materials but the ballast itself still needs tidying up so as to re-expose the sleepers.
Detail of 4510 in July 2005, a Tower Brass 2-6-2T, many years before painting
4510, in need of a good dusting, coupled up to a train of vans in the goods yard. Autotrain in the bay platform
4510, 2-6-2T, at the end of the bay with the early morning milk train