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Rivet counters need not apply

Penlowry

I’ve not posted recently but then there’s been nothing to report.

However I thought I’d just show you this gem – my model railway, my rules and all that.

Setting my model railway to be between 1947 – 1949 allows me to model the locomotive exchange trials of 1948 which began on the 8th April that year.

However what I will be showing is totally fictitious – LNER P2 vs Hawksworth Pacific.

What may not be obvious to everyone is that when the exchange trials were put on, each company prepared their locos including repainting them. The SR and LNER turned out their locos with “British Railways” emblazoned on the tenders; the LMS a mixture of British Railways and LMS; with the LMS and LNER “British Railways” was in the early standard sans serif while the SR used the corporate sunshine yellow lettering.

The Great Western however turned out theirs…

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