My monthly parcel from Hattons has arrived:
This Hornby bubble car was improved with the removal of the hideous old-school couplers and the addition of a driver. Eventually I plan to fit a complete lighting kit with directional lights. I had a terrible job opening the unit up to fit the decoder, not least because the useless Hornby instructions allege that the body is clipped along the side, when actually the lugs are at either end.
I also feel that the wheel flanges are too deep, it makes a bit of a racket on ballasted track. Here the unit calls at MARSHFIELD staff halt.
Platform 2a at MARSHFIELD.
Later in the day on a Cardiff-Chepstow stopper (ignore the indicator blind), whilst a Western-hauled 1Axx blasts through on the Up Fast.
Finally the 1970s bus equivalent of a Class 66 - a Mk1 Leyland National - in the subtle Cardiif Bus livery. The absence of a driver indicates that it's blown up and he has had to go for help at the Port O'Call ....