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Boys Toys 3/3

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

We took the grandchildren out one November afternoon to a park in nearby Coalville where a club have built a miniature gauge railway track to run their model steam locomotives on.

These two were fettling their miniature locomotives ready for another run round the track hauling a group of eagerly waiting children.

Boys Toys 3/3

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

We took the grandchildren out one November afternoon to a park in nearby Coalville where a club have built a miniature gauge railway track to run their model steam locomotives on.

These two were fettling their miniature locomotives ready for another run round the track hauling a group of eagerly waiting children.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Feb 2010, 00:30
Wonderful capture of Man's endless fascination with steam, Brian.
Brian Walbey: We are all boys at heart I reckon Ray.
Hi Brian,and they are very nice boys toys look at the way the steam is billowing out of that stack.
Brian Walbey: They are quite powerful little "toys" Cheryl, thanks for your comment.
i love that even the small ones have their own smoke wink
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure what they run on Charles but it is not coal.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Feb 2010, 06:28
l bet the grandkids had a ball Brian, wouldn't mind being there myself
Brian Walbey: My grandson (7) had a ride but the granddaughter is only 2 and a bit too small.
Great shot Brian. Why are we so endlessly fascinated by steam trains?
Brian Walbey: Were fascinated because they have so much more character than the modern diesels and electrics Sheila I think is the answer.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Feb 2010, 08:53
The far loco is a Fairburn 2-6-4: a type I remember. The other graceful one is something from Scotland - I think
Brian Walbey: Bill thought the nearest one is a Drummond Chris but I can't find evidence he designed a 4-4-2T.
These models are wonderful. The one in the foreground looks like a Drummond
Brian Walbey: I thought that Bill but he didn't design a 4-4-2T as far as I can find out.
They're old fellas toys these days, Brian! Lovely take.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tom.
Quite a fascinating picture Brian! Very nicely captured.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Feb 2010, 12:22
They have the passion
Brian Walbey: Indeed thy do vintage and the time and money as well I suspect.
concentration here, great capture
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
Lovely shot Brian, men at work... on hobbies of course. smile
Brian Walbey: I couldn't possibly comment on that remark Linda but Maureen might smile
Big boys toys..I bet that was interesting to see..Nicely captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, I bet all us older guys would enjoy a play with these.
Hi Brian ! Nice to see you again !

finally I'm back after 5 months, I'll have to take the time to visit your blog since septembert 19th smile
Brian Walbey: Sounds like you have a lot of catching up to do Zeb.
Great little engines Brian, I've always wanted to build a garden steam railway but I doubt it will ever happen. I'll bet they were enjoying themselves though.
Brian Walbey: They were having a great time Les. A friend of mine has built an O Gauge layout round his garden over recent years, it starts and finishes through a small hole in the side of his shed.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2010, 22:45
Is that a Princess Elizabeth Class loco in the background? I only ask as it looks like a model I had as a child ;o)
Brian Walbey: Definitely not a Princess Mike, Chris reckons, and I suspect he is right, it is a Fairburn 2-6-4T.
fun!
nice shot
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Lots of fun for the owners Rob, thanks.

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