Sunday, 30 December 2007

ALRC Locomotive No 6: Lucille

Waiting for the 'right away' on the September 2007 Open Day. Photo: Gemma Beck

This locomotive is a 3-inch to the foot (1/4 scale) model of Elidor, a Hunslet 0-4-0 designed by Alan Ruston. It was bought from David Day of Yaxham on 26 June 2004 by two members of the ALR, Stephen Smith and Alan Ball.

At the time it was named Daibach but this was quickly changed to Dumplin, a name that its new owners thought more appropriate for its Norfolk home. At the same time it was allotted the number 6 to fit it into the ALR stock list.

Regrettably Stephen left the ALR in May 2006; Alan became the sole owner and decided that another change of name was needed. With the surname of Ball, Alan had only one that sprang immediately to mind, it had to be Lucille. Currently undergoing maintenance work, Lucille will be repainted during the spring and should be ready to run at the start of the 2008 season.