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.