February 28, 2013

"Suburban Shortness: Gresley N2 plus Gresley Teaks"

I get genuinely cross sometimes about my lack of being able to run trains, but now I can say with confidence that I have my first "complete" train to run on my work in progress first proper layout. My suburban tank engine of Gresley class N2, no.69522, has had a few layers of grime applied to her coat of Johnson's Klear, as have the superb Hornby teaks she pulls behind her.

It's a short train of Gresley brake third plus an all third, but I have a cunning plan as I have evidence this was a very real train used in the late 1940s...but more details on that, the weathering of this train, and the building of the new layout, in March.

Until then, enjoy the rest of February!

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