Sunday, 10 August 2014

"Mossflower Abbey: new layout, new name, same old trains…!"


Imagine if you will, for a moment, that the bare wooden boards contain a cutting, with a ruined and moss covered Abbey on the crest of the hill overlooking the railway line, and that the straight out of the box Bachmann B1 seen before you is a little more weathered (and carrying the appropriate headlamps…)

The driver of Thompson B1 no.1123 is carefully gauging the road ahead past the ruined Mossflower Abbey, slowing for the Brockhall tunnel...


The driver is not aware that they are about to be passed by one of Gresley's fastest on a running in turn...


From the approaching tunnel, a blue vision appears, and no.17 Silver Fox roars towards the B1 and her crew...


Carrying an express head code, the A4 Pacific has been put onto this train in order to be brought back into London King's Cross. The B1's driver gives an admiring glance across the cab as the A4 passes, before concentrating on the road ahead and opening the regulator further. 

The sight of the streak in flight has stirred the old railwayman, and no.1123 finds her legs as she vanishes into the darkness of Brockhall tunnel.


Okay, so none of the above is real, but I am practising for when the scenery is finished, and trains can finally run at full point around my little roundy round. That day is fast approaching...

I will go into more detail regarding the baseboards, their design, construction and the intentions behind Mossflower Abbey at a later date. For now…I'm going to enjoy running the B1 and its short train back and forth as a little shuttle for now!

Until next time.

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