I told you HERE of my footplate trip on the pilot engine of the ‘Birthday Special’.  The train engine on our trip was “Owl”. It is unique in being the only Heisler running in the UK. Along with “Badger” and the rest of the Kirklees Light Railway fleet it is one of the most advanced steam locomotive  in Britain using Lempor drafting and a Gas Producer Combustion System.  (See HERE) 
15” gauge shows the way!!

I told you HERE of my footplate trip on the pilot engine of the ‘Birthday Special’.  The train engine on our trip was “Owl”. It is unique in being the only Heisler running in the UK. Along with “Badger” and the rest of the Kirklees Light Railway fleet it is one of the most advanced steam locomotive  in Britain using Lempor drafting and a Gas Producer Combustion System.  (See HERE

15” gauge shows the way!!

Went  with Master Li to a railway enthusiast  friend’s 90th Birthday Party  yesterday. It took the form of a trip on the 15 inch gauge Kirklees Light Railway. There were 50 guests and a cake and names were drawn out of a cap to ride on the footplate. I got a footplate ride on this little engine, Badger. Not a lot of room in a 15 inch gauge cab but the fire was pleasantly warm on a chilly evening.

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One of the hazards of City to City racing in the 1900’s.
 In the 1950’s, when the Mille Miglia was still being run on open Italian roads, if there was a conflict between racing car and train the signalman would check the colour of the car. If it was red the car got preference, any other colour, the train got preference. (Red is the Italian racing colour) Surprising that Moss/Jenkinson managed to win in a silver car!. 
From HERE

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One of the hazards of City to City racing in the 1900’s.

In the 1950’s, when the Mille Miglia was still being run on open Italian roads, if there was a conflict between racing car and train the signalman would check the colour of the car. If it was red the car got preference, any other colour, the train got preference. (Red is the Italian racing colour) Surprising that Moss/Jenkinson managed to win in a silver car!. 

From HERE

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We may not have had huge 4-6-2’s running through the streets of our cities but the Welsh had a little 0-6-0 running through the back streets of the village of Welshpool. Here the Welshpool & Llanfair’s No 822 ‘The Earl’ waits patiently while a thoughtless motorist’s car is move off the  2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge tracks. Soon to be featured on Welsh postage stamps.
see HERE

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We may not have had huge 4-6-2’s running through the streets of our cities but the Welsh had a little 0-6-0 running through the back streets of the village of Welshpool. Here the Welshpool & Llanfair’s No 822 ‘The Earl’ waits patiently while a thoughtless motorist’s car is move off the  2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge tracks. Soon to be featured on Welsh postage stamps.

see HERE

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Raccoon Express by James Ng
"A combination of steam ingenuity and street food culture, the Raccoon Express is a famous attraction of the Imperial City. A catchy tune performed by the chimney-bots signals its arrival and entices the public. A robotic cashier - human and steam-powered workers alike - cater frantically to a hungry crowd during its brief stop. Even the nobility welcomes the Express, for it allows them to sample the food of the peasants without trudging through the slums they consider well below their standards."
"A pack of trained raccoons trail the Express, cleaning up any mess left behind by the hungry mob near the tracks. Indeed, they are more than happy to finish scraps off the containers and skewers before placing them into the bin."
From HERE

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Raccoon Express by James Ng

"A combination of steam ingenuity and street food culture, the Raccoon Express is a famous attraction of the Imperial City. A catchy tune performed by the chimney-bots signals its arrival and entices the public. A robotic cashier - human and steam-powered workers alike - cater frantically to a hungry crowd during its brief stop. Even the nobility welcomes the Express, for it allows them to sample the food of the peasants without trudging through the slums they consider well below their standards."

"A pack of trained raccoons trail the Express, cleaning up any mess left behind by the hungry mob near the tracks. Indeed, they are more than happy to finish scraps off the containers and skewers before placing them into the bin."

From HERE