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Published on Jan 3, 2011
This movie was shot on Labour Weekend at "The Great Little Train Show", October, 2010 in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
"The Great Little Train Show" is hosted by "The Southland Society of Model Engineers", of which I am a financial member.
This WRENN 3-Rail "Windsor Castle" Locomotive, was originally 2-Rail. It now has a Hornby Dublo 3-Rail LT25 8F Strainer Tender Base (Chassis) on it, instead of the original WRENN Tender Chassis.
I bought this light blue Loco because of the colour, and it looks so elegant. Plus it is a change from the B.R. Green and black loco's of Hornby Dublo.
The "Windsor Castle" Locomotive was struggling to pull 5 tinplate coaches, but I was perservering with it, and making the engine pull the weight, even though the wheels were spinning and it wasn't going very far along the rails.
The spectator told me to remove 2 of the coaches, I did this, and then the "Windsor Castle" engine went flying around the track, good-as-gold.
This was timely advice, as this (Boxed) "Windsor Castle" came from Highbury, London and cost £125.00p (Sale Price) + £16.20p (Postage) = £141.20p (Total). Exchange Rate: 0.4672 = $NZ302.23c, so I didn't want to ruin the engine by straining it with too much weight. Yet I hadnb't got to a point of thinking to remove two coaches until the Spectator suggested it.
The Hornby Dublo 3-Rail Bo-Bo is towing 7 x Tanker Wagons. I like to have 1 of every colour. That is why there is not a Red "Royal Daylight", as I have a Red "MOBIL".
"MOBIL" is a familiar brand in N.Z., whereas I had never heard of "Royal Daylight" until I got such a wagon from Australia.
I want to upgrade the Green "POWER Ethyl" Tanker Wagon from the one shown, to a "POWER Ethyl" with Hand, which are selling for around £60 to £120 at present.
I have a red (B.R.) 4049 Restaurant Coach, which I am going to send to England to be re-sprayed in (S.R.) Green and use it as a 6th coach on the E.M.U. Passenger Unit.
I have a red (B.R.) 4071 Restaurant Coach which I will use to replace the 4049.