A post elsewhere (indeed several over the last couple of weeks) predicted that we shall be lucky to see large tender engines under £150 in future (????)
This coincided with my reviewing my present "playing" with trains activities ( aka faithfully operating ).
Being a Southern Region modeller, I have a wealth of new and new-ish good quality small locos, e.g. O2, H-class, P-class, (future) Terriers, C-class, 700-class, M7, and possibly (they are "bigger") N-class and Q1. Add in the 2-BIL and 2-EMUs and you have a multitude of small branch line operating choices.
(Edit : Plus T9 4-4-0, and Brighton Atlantic to come - AND, Adams Radial, and Beattie Well Tank)
All this means that I don't often run my larger locos. It is more accurate (at least in my mind) to run small trains along my relatively small layout, rather than run large locos with quite short trains (although you did see Bulleid pacifics with 2 or 3 coaches.
I am seriously considering adjusting my layout to a "characterful" branch line station with rather run-down facilities and vegetation, and just restricting the running to small locos and trains.
?????????? ideas / comments / suggestions ??????????
Is this the way forward ?
Edited by phil gollin, 16 May 2018 - 12:14 .