As I said in my last post, I did pick up a couple of engines for Dales Peak while I was at the Peak Model Railway Exhibition. They where a Lima Class 37/5 37673 in Railfreight Distribution livery and a Hornby Sentinel in ‘Balfour Beatty’ livery.
I’m happy to trial them both as they are at the moment, but I will probably do some work to both of them in time. The Lima pancake motor will definitely need upgrading and both of them need decoders.
We had a family trip out to Bakewell on Sunday to see the 2017 Peak Model Railway Exhibition organised by the Chesterfield Railway Modellers. It isn’t a huge show but it’s one of my favourites locally. So, here are a few of the layouts that caught my eye.
Sutton Hilltop (4mm OO gauge) – I particularly liked the landscape and viaduct.
Yorkshire Coast Tramway (4mm OO gauge) – Nicely modelled and great use of the what I image is a modified Faller car system for the trucks and buses.
Forth Bridge (T scale) – An excellent model and really gives you a sense of how enormous the full size bridge is.
A View from the Abbey (2mm N gauge) – Nicely modelled and visually interesting.
I did pick up a couple of engines for Dales Peak, while I was there (Well it would be rude not to) but more about them in a future post. 🙂