I thought I would start a topic showcasing some of the locos that appear on Highbury, both residents and visitors. I will start with the resident colliery shunter and a time traveller.
'Kimberly', is a real hybrid. The saddle tank and smokebox are are a savagely butchered set of Peco castings donated to the cause by Mark Fielder (2mm Mark), grafted onto a scratchbuilt cab, footplate etc. The chassis is an Ibertron cuckoo block with scratchbuilt cylinders and motion, a Mashima motor and Mike Bryant wheels. The result is a very steady and reliable little loco.
The Hymek, which the observant amongst you will notice dosen't quite fit my c.1920's period http://www.rmweb.co....R#/rolleyes.gif , is the very nice Dapol model. The wheels have been turned down to finescale standards, the body lowered, the ends detailed then the whole lot weathered. The loco runs beautifully although the slop in the bogies is a bit annoying as they set off momentarily before the body although I am hoping that a bit of judicious packing will cure this.
As anyone who has helped me out at exhibitions will know I actively encourage visiting locos, the more inapropriate the better, to run on the colliery during 'happy hour' - not everyones cup of tea I know. One poster on another thread recently refered to it as 'silly hour' suggesting the practice short changed the exhibition goer. Oh well, thankfully the hobby is a broad church. I have a number of shots of exotic, and often very beautiful guests on the colliery which I will add over time but if anyone has snapped any guests on the layout please post them.
Edited by queensquare, 10 May 2017 - 20:45 .