That photo brings back such dear memories jim !
Back in late 1985 & throughout 1986 daily trips to coventry to see my first sweetheart. Little did she know I had an 'equal love' for those class 86 & 87 loco's especially in that livery. I always left it till the last moments before boarding train as I'd stand next to the loco listening to that low pitch constant whurr & timely tap-tap-tap-tap sound they made when idle-ing.
My journey to coventry often used a 47 instead, admired those too, & remember my strange "fascination" for those serck shutters, as some were open but others closed, I have started a project to replicate this feature & modifying my 00 heljan & lima 47's,.. well, 'O gauge' 47's include this feature,.. why not 00
Anyway,..enough said of my passions !
This layout just gets better on each update with the realism, & a thought comes to my mind of that well known carlsberg commercial, but worded differently.
Looking forward to seeing this hopefully next year jim