Cam­bridgeshir­e trains

Model Rail (UK) - - Layout 'Diddington’ -

If there’s one thing that re­ally places ‘Did­ding­ton’ as be­ing in the east of Eng­land it’s the com­bi­na­tion of ER lo­co­mo­tive pass­ing through typ­i­cal Cam­bridgeshir­e scenery. There’s a pleas­ing ar­ray of green diesels: Bach­mann ‘08’, ‘24’ and ‘105’ DMU, Hornby Class 31 and Hel­jan Class 15 com­ple­ment a Dapol Class 04 plas­tic kit mounted on a Bach­mann Class 03

chas­sis and fit­ted with Im­pe­tus parts to cre­ate a Wis­bech & Up­well ex­am­ple, a Lima Class 37 fit­ted with a Bach­mann chas­sis and an old Air­fix ‘31’ fit­ted with a Bach­mann chas­sis. The steam fleet is smaller and com­prises of a ‘K1’ (mod­i­fied Replica Railways ‘B1’ body on a Bach­mann ‘K3’ chas­sis), Hornby ‘J15’ 0-6-0 and two Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-0s, one from Bach­mann and the other built from a Comet kit. There’s a dis­tinctly non-east Anglian pro­file on the lay­out in the form of a Hornby ‘Ter­rier’. This has been given a grubby, non­de­script fin­ish suit­able for in­dus­trial ser­vice as the old LBSCR 0-6-0T

shunts the mill sid­ings.

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