Some major model railway shows have been cancelled, so the amazing Tim Dunn has created a model railway show today on Twitter! If you want to visit all the different layouts, go to Twitter and search for the hashtag #twittermodeltrainshow. These layouts are from all over the world, some finished, some still being built, and some trains just running along the kitchen worktops. Tim Dunn's trains are running on the floor of his house!
We thought we'd better join in, so I've done a quick video of some of the Engine Shed - South London trains.
The Virgin HST is out on the mainline (listen to that screaming Valenta engine!), while Diesel is waiting to take the trip-working of fuel to the shed. On shed for maintenance we have the Eurostar waiting for a new coupling and Gordon waiting for new batteries(!).
The trains are running on a table which my dad built many years ago using the beautiful marquetry from an old Pullman carriage. The marquetry used to be on the wall of the carriage, with a mirror in the middle (where the dark brown wood is now).
Happy trains and transport everyone.
Here's a link to the Twitter hashtag:
3 weeks ago
Following the government's current health advice, Engine Shed has decided to cancel all of its events for the next few weeks. We will continue to review the situation, and restart our programme as soon as possible. ...