My model railway club is taking part in a local model transport exhibition over Easter. Tonight we sat around and planned some of it in between helping a member with Parkinson's disease getting his gauge 1 quartering jig to work.
I rebuilt two old Hornby Class 47 locos recently; I gave them both a run around the club's test track this evening and the one with the modern motor and chassis ran like ****************e; the older one with the cheapo running gear ran impeccably. They are both painted in Cotswold Rail livery - the company is now defunct but at one time it was run by a fan of 70s British punk. He named some of his locos after punk musos and that's why I modelled them that way; they both have etched nameplates, one bearing the name "Joe Strummer" and the other "Captain Sensible".
I was hoping to run them at the exhibition but the one that runs like ****************e will probably need its wheels regauged - it derails coming out of a bend onto a straight bit of track.
I'll run a couple of CIE 141 Class locos double headed with a rake of British Rail MK 1 coaches which I've repainted in 1960s CIE livery. That'll get the old guys reminiscing about Summer trips to Rosslare beach with flasks of tea and banananannna sammiches.