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.
I don’t like removing the coaching stock from the track as it’s difficult, with the corridor connections getting in the way, to recouple them. To that end I’ve increased the on-track storage by adding another siding in the fiddle yard as an extension of the spur that the autotrain runs in to. It means that it’s now a tighter squeeze getting the recycling bin in and out of the garage but boys’ toys come first.
7792 at the head of a local train to Cheltenham with a North Eastern fruit van and a B Set.
Wychminster’s two pannier tanks meet just outside the station – still waiting for 2743’s numberplates.
Not a lot of work going on on the layout at the moment although there’s plenty to do. I still haven’t painted the bothy or sorted out the ground around the engine shed road. The long awaited warehouse received in August languishes in its box. The signals look grand but do not move.
I did start painting some wagon loads though, so it’s not all doom and gloom.
7792 shunting an LNER fruit van, labelled ‘Return to March’. A useful addition to my range of vans, acquired for a good price from eBay.
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.
Can’t keep away from the cattle dock – 7792 heading a line of empty wagons. On the right, PC Dawe keeps an eye open for cattle rustlers.