Western Wanderers


This weekend I’ve been immersed in western region influences. I’d always wanted to get hold of a 97xx either the K’s kit or at a push one of the Korean brass imports made in the 80’s by Samhongsa. This weekend I was able to get hold of one of the brass 97’s, and it doesn’t look at all out of place next to Albion Yards Bachmann panniers. All it needs is buffers and couplings which I’ll get done in a week or two.


The Nottingham show was a good show with Aberbeeg, there were only a few minor technical problems to contend with, and at close of show Simon got out one of the steam fleet for when he backdates the era by about ten years to end of British Rail steam. This 56xx is gorgeous and runs really well, bring on the 9F’s !

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2 Responses to Western Wanderers

  1. jongwinnett says:

    Can’t wait to see the 97xx finished – always fancied one of these

  2. penninemc says:

    The Valley tank is indeed gorgeous – one of my fave Swindon products. Don’t let Simon put numberplates on it 😉

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