Jo Roesen kindly sent me the following note with some pictures which I can do no better than reprint here:-
Just in case you haven’t got enough pictures for the blog, I’m sending you 3 that I didn’t send earlier;
009: The red trolley you gave me to restore, in process at the ‘Aston Sub Edge’ workshop of the BAG. It’s now finished, except for lettering. Not quite sure how I’m going to get that done, but possibly via Richard Johnson. I’ll ask him once the Christmas rush is over.
010: The double bench I’m building for the station. This is now also finished and lettered. The ‘piece de la resistance’ will be a b&w name board for the back, which is awaiting collection from Leeds, together with the two running in board finials. Probably get that in January.
003: Another view of the south end of the station, showing the space you had cleared. I thought you would like some pictures of this, so I took several. I think the LH ground behind the platform still needs a bit of back fill, and this is where one of the 2 running in boards will go.
Finally, I am sharing a Christmas card from my Dutch friends SSN in Rotterdam. Website This is a terrific picture of their star engine pacific 01.1075, taken a few days ago during an outing to the Cologne Christmas market. I’ve always been a fan of big engines, what a shame I missed the 9F at the GWSR L