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
Yesterday, it was my privilege and pleasure to be invited to judge the competitions at the AGM of the 2mm FS Association, at STEAM, Swindon. If I say it was the hardest judging I've ever had to do, it's because the standard of the entries was so high, as was the consistency. The first-choice judge was on holiday, and I was told that a person of integrity, knowledge, expertise, experience, ability, good character, impartiality, fairness and equanimity was required to take his place. However, in t