|General waiting in the Layby Siding ready for a run.|
|Chieftain about to depart with JP in the driving seat !|
'Hotspur' is stripped down to its chassis and Ray has 'freed' the pistons which has allowed the wheels to turn, so now we will have a look at the motion and valve timing in the New Year to get the loco back into good running order.
There was a good selection of sausage rolls available (hot ones, thanks Jane and John !), plus mince pies and an assortment of nibbles to enjoy during the day, in between running a few trains. 'General' came out with its 'Class 31' sound unit performing well from the speakers that Graham has fitted, 'Chieftain' did a few laps (with its new little 'engineer' in the cab!), as did 'Thunderbox' which is now running well following the carburettor tweaks that the Boys 'engineered !
|Thunderbox with a short set! coming into 'Den' section with John driving|
All photos: Brian M
So an enjoyable day was had , as they say, by one and all!
|Some of the Gang wondering what to do next !!!!|