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This line up was in Model Rail some years ago. I like the Anglia livery!

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When I saw this 8F on the Great Central I thought it was great, so at the next Swap Meet, Spalding, I bought a Hornby version with motor in the tender and painted it up. A good friend lined it out for me.
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BR Class 2 78010. I know the cab is wrong! It’s an altered Hornby Ivatt 2. A Motley version.
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A Jaycraft Claude body  on a Tri-ang 4-4-0 chassis and a B12tender. Very old model. Sits very high but at the time of purchase it looked the part..
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A Jaycraft K1 body on a Tri-ang Jinty chassis with Ivatt 2 pony, motion bracket and valve gear. I modified the valve gear on this one. I have another with the Ivatt valve gear. Bachmann LNER standard tender. Again,when it came out years ago, it filled a gap that Hornby will fill in 2015..
A Tri-ang Hornby Ivatt 2 in LMS maroon lined out by a good friend. Britannia pony wheel added to give front end more baulk..
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Another Jaycraft resin body. A GER J19 on a Tri-ang Jinty chassis..
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Hornby-Dublo tried a cheap train set before it fell apart and was bought by Tri-ang. The body is on a Hornby 0-4-0 chassis.
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One steam (2 diesels). All mixes of bodies and cabs..
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Above – diesel cabs on steam engines. Below – double cab steam engines.
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The latest Motley steam loco. Might be named WASSOCK..
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Hornby Special Edition A3 Flying Scotsman hauling an ETHEL. The ETHEL provided the power for heating. It is a Silver Fox body painted up on a Hornby Class 25 chassis un-powered.
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A resin body and tender body on an older Hornby B17. Might change the tender to British Railways.
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This is a very old Tri-ang saddle tank. I cut away the plastic under the boiler which has helped it look more ready for work. New number. Goes well on PECO code 100 track and points.
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Did this some years ago for St George’s Day. I was born in England. I am English.
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Hornby-Dublo 3-rail A4 converted to 2-rail. I have two of these and a Wrenn A4. They look right even though they are very old. They run well too. Hornby tenders.
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Hornby second tender. I need to line it out ready for the spring. On new Garden Railway.
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This is a very early Tri-ang Nellie body picked up for £1. It was used in the Tri-ang Play Trains sets and had no number. I lined it out with a silver permanent marker. Looks like the livery of the early 1950’s diesels.
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Both Hornby-Dublo bodies. The black one is on a HD chassis and the green on Hornby one. The green one had lost its chimney. The black body was purchased a couple of years ago unlined or numbered at a Toy Fair.
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This is an Airfix/Dapol BR Standard where parts from an Airfix 4F where used to motorise it. The pony and driving wheels are not plastic. The Airfix tender drive is, you guessed, in the tender. The valve gear is the plastic kit. The master mind behind this project is Terry Cooke, thePresident of the Cambridge 31A Model Railway Club. Something he did a few decades ago. I bought it off him. Some Glue n Glaze is needed in the windows.
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Tri-ang Jinty. I have quite a few of them. In real life this one was shopped at Darlington (not an LMS works), and tradition is the numbers go on the tanks of a tank engine.
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What if a B12 was painted in BR green and lined out as a temporary Royal engine based at Cambridge 31A?
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A Big Boy. I always wanted one but they are a lot of money. I bought this last year at the Cambridge 31A Exhibition for £89. I tried and it and it did run. I was hooked but when I got it back to the loft workshop it was a bit ‘jittery’.Further investigation revealed that the plastic holding the gear boxes (2) was falling apart. What should I expect for £89! My heart had overruled my head. I stripped out the gears and it can now be successfully pushed by other engines. It will function on the 6-track Garden Railway. There are some details missing but it looks “BIG!”
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Old Bachmann Jubilee – still goes well, with Fowler tender that some ran with. SomeStanier 8F’s also had them. The tender is an old Tri-ang one.
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Three Great Eastern 0-6-0’s. The far one is a Jaycraft body on a Tri-ang chassis J19. In The middle a BEC metal kit on a Tri-ang chassis J17. In front a Hornby 2015 J15..
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The Bachmann V1/V3 2-6-4 tanks with different coal bunkers. One on a newer chassis as the old one fell a part. Both working.
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Hornby 9F’s. Nearest – Evening Star. When it came out it was a sensation! The middle – October 2015 Crosti RailRoad version and very nice it is! By the wall – the last version with the motor in the tender..
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A Bachmann master piece! The Ivatt Atlantic.
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Tri-ang Jinty’s and the Hornby Jinty. The Bachmann is the correct model. I don’t have one as it would show these up!
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Hornby Sandringhams. The one with the LNER standard tender is Leeds United on one side and Manchester United on the other. It is aB17. The other is a B2 Norwich City with short GE tender. It has a Hornby Patriot motor in the GE tender. In my train spotting days Norwich City always seemed to be around Cambridge as did Britannia 70009, Alfred the Great..
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Tri-ang 2P on a GEM chassis. I saw this combination at a Toy fair. I don’t think a Stanier tender was ever attached to a 2P but I liked the look of it! The tender is a very old Tri-ang that would have been sold with an early Princess..
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Another once LNER Apple Green Flying Scotsman; so painted it black as it was in WW2 and numbered 103. Had a tender top with NE on it.
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60039 A3 Sandwich. Lined out in LNER style – green wheels and no lining on the cab. Wanted to see what it would look like. Transfers and name plate from Fox transfers.
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Baltic tank engine. Tri-ang before use of plastic so it's a bit bent in places and has solid driving wheels.
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The boiler bent upwards so I made a cut at the join of the boiler and the smoke box and straightened it out putting in some filler. The head lights were missing. They were replaced with two pieces of drinking straw painted black with glue n glaze in the ends to look like glass. I dirtied the loco up so the bent bits are not so obvious.
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Tri-ang continental. Wasn't a great success. Body sits on BR Standard 2-6-2 tank chassis.
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Class D49 Cambridgeshire. I live in Cambridge. I don't think this engine ever came this way. As the Hornby Rail Road version now has a motor in the engine I was able to put a Tri-ang B12 tender behind it as it had a NE tender in 1959. Need to add coal rails.
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Bought this early 2019 at an Exhibition in the North East. I think the lining is exceptional. It's a Hornby model..
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First Circle Train loco. Tri-ang saddle tank as of July 2019.
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Tri-ang Princess-three versions. The Black one is pretty old as it has four plastic safety valves and a simple front bogie..
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