It's been waiting for a couple of years but finally our favourite Quarry Hunslet is getting painted.
The loco is built from a Brian Madge kit and it's an absolute beauty with it's accurate outside frames and very smooth running.
Leaving aside the Double Fairlie, I think it is fair to say that these little work horses are the quintessential Welsh narrow gauge locomotives and I know I'm not alone in having a very soft spot for them.
Although it's little more than a toy in terms of the FR locomotive fleet it has got all over the system over recent years giving us plenty of opportunities to bring it out for a play on Bron Hebog.
Ironically, the real locomotive is currently stripped down and the boiler is in the process of having it's 10 year inspection.