So cast your mind back, if you can, the bright, sunny days of August...it feels a long time ago now! On the 12th I took Russell to Oxfordshire for the opening of the Vale of White Horse Railway. Much of the rolling stock will be familiar to readers of this website, having formerly been resident at our near-neighbour the Woodrow Light Railway; many items have visited the MVR over the years. These have been joined by a number of new acquisitions.
Sadly, in recent months I have had few opportunities to go back to Bucks to run trains on the MVR. However, the good news is that I have recently got involved with the Guildford Model Engineering Society. They have proved very welcoming and provide regular opportunities for live steam running. To date, Russell has made only one appearance on the outdoor, mixed-gauge circuit. However, an indoor layout is available for running during the winter and I hope that Russell will make an appearance on this in due course. In the meantime I have enjoyed watching a very interesting selection of engines brought by other members; below I have illustrated a handful which have caught my eye.