Tony Wright has penned a follow up email to his contribution to Tim Easter's Thompson A2 build topic - http://www.rmweb.co....225#entry843846 - so I thought I'd create a separate topic for the follow-up to save any distraction from Tim's builds.
Today's entry moves swiftly onwards from the building of a selection of Thompson A2s onto history and opinions of their performance in service.
A2/2 60501. This loco has already appeared on RMWeb, appearing on Gilbert Barnatt's Peterboro
I note in the Obituaries section that the name of that great modeller, Roy Jackson, is now present.
Roy died peacefully on Saturday evening, with his family and closest friends present.
I'm putting this little piece on my thread because I think it's more personal.
What can one say by way of a tribute? He was a dear friend of mine for decades, and I consider him to be one of the greatest modellers of his generation. Though I knew of him from his Gainsborough