Not that I needed it for any particular reason, but when one goes to a friend’s house, it’s always nice to find some prototype inspiration for the model Railway.
I was round at said friends house to have a play with this lovely wee beastie.
And of course while I was there I was the one that discovered that the S&C was out of alignment having a repeated earth fault with the front pony truck.
Yes this is a real pinion wheel and section of rack from the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Very useful in the flatlands of York!
The chimney, well that’s another story.