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A Very Naughty Engine
19 July 2015
Sunday saw Ian W hosting a track day on the newly revamped East Wood Light Railway. The weather varied from sharp showers to hot sun but there was plenty of steam action.
Tom led the way with his Peter Angus 'Linda' seen here pulling the home line's passenger rake. In the background Fraser is seen preparing his new acquisition.
This is a modified Accucraft 'Superior' with a Roundhouse tender. Events soon showed what a solidly constructed loco this is.
Apologies for the photos from here on but the editor forgot his spare camera battery (and also his RC transmitter but that is a different story)
The superior first rammed a rake of goods wagons showing us how robust Ian's rail built buffers are and that Ferrero Rocher cartons are surprisingly crash resistant. Sadly the same could not be said for the chassis and one of the trucks had to be removed for workshop repairs.
Ian McG was unlucky enough to pick a rainy spell to run his Roundhouse Atlantic with the EWLR's substitute goods rake. At least this 0-6-2T behaved immaculately.
Dave W's Mamod also behaved itself in a sunny spell and put in a new course record of 18 laps on one steaming.
Thanks go to Susan for an excellent lunch. If you have access to the WoSG Facebook group, Tom has posted a couple of his pictures there.
The rain returned